April 2007

Listen: Ben Lerner and Geoffrey O'Brien at Prairie Lights Books

The audio recording of the 4/26/07 reading at Prairie Lights Books, featuring Ben Lerner and Geoffrey O'Brien, is now available. Ben Lerner read a selection of prose poems from Angle of Yaw, and Geoffrey O'Brien read from Green and Gray.

Listen: Ben Lerner and Geoffrey O'Brien at Prairie Lights, 4/26/07 Ben Lerner read the following untitled prose poems from Angle of Yaw; the first lines of these poems are listed below, in order.

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IWP's Second 'New Symposium' In Paros, Greece, Will Consider 'Justice'

From UI News Services:
The International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa has organized the second "New Symposium," which will bring together 16 writers from around the world to discuss "Justice." The group will gather May 9-13 on the Greek island of Paros in the Cyclades archipelago. Symposium participants will include Daniel Alarcón, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Tony Eprile, Stratis Haviaras, Jane Hirshfield, Etgar Keret, and Ma Thida.

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Etienne Van Heerden's 'LitNet'

South African novelist Etienne Van Heerden, a 1990 fellow with the International Writing Program, recently announced the launch of SpeakEasy, a new forum for "discussion, debate and mud-slinging on books, writing, reading, language, and publishing," on LitNet, a multi-lingual website for the South African writing community.

LitNet is a site that rewards exploration.

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William H. Gass Wins 2007 Truman Capote Award For 'A Temple Of Texts'

From UI News Services:
A Temple of Texts, by William H. Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is the 2007 winner of the $30,000 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin.

The Capote Award, the largest annual cash prize for literary criticism in the English language, is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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