August 2007

UI Press publishes 2007 Iowa Short Fiction winner in honor of James O. Freedman

Don Waters' "Desert Gothic," winner of the 2007 Iowa Short Fiction Award, will become available from the University of Iowa Press this autumn. "Desert Gothic" is the first of the Iowa Short Fiction Award winners to be published in honor of the late James O. Freedman (left), a literature enthusiast who was president of the University of Iowa 1982-87 and then president of Dartmouth College.

Holly Carver, director of the UI Press, said, "After seeing James [Freedman] relishing Iowa City's bookstores during his years here, I knew of his passion for books and reading.

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Readings and Reviews: 'Poems From Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak'

Poems from Guantánamo

In early 2007, the University of Iowa Press released Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, a collection of poetry that gives voice to the men held at the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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Video Podcast: Jordan Stempleman

Current Iowa Writers' Workshop MFA candidate Jordan Stempleman reads selections from his poetry as part of this video podcast.

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UI Alumnus named Poet Laureate in New York

David Axelrod
David Axelrod

David Axelrod, a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, has been named the poet laureate of Suffolk County, New York.

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