September 2012

Petri Press

Petri Press is a weekly poetry blogzine and an occasional chapbook press founded in Iowa City.

Founding Editors: 
Micah Bateman
Andrea Kohashi
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Transom is an online poetry journal published each spring and fall.

Founding Editors: 
Kiki Petrosino
Dan Rosenberg
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Peter Nazareth

Peter Nazareth (born April 27, 1940), a major critic and writer, was born in Uganda of Goan and Malaysian decent. He is currently professor of English and African-American World Studies at the University of Iowa, where he is also acts as a advisor to the International Writing Program.

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Iowa Youth Writing Project News


THERMOS was founded by three University of Iowa MFA alumni in the spring of 2008. It is produced as a print and online journal, with a literary blog component. Featured include interviews with poets and editoral pieces. THERMOS is published twice each year, in the spring and the fall.

All poems are solicited. We do not accept any unsolicited submissions. We choose our contributors on the basis of recommendation and encounter.

Founding Editors: 
Zach Savich
Melissa Dickey
Andy Stallings
Jay Thompson
Spring, 2008
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NWP Alum Wins Prestigious Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award

Inara Verzemnieks, a graduate student in the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program (NWP), is one of six 2012 winners of the prestigious Rona Jaffe Writers’ Awards. She will receive the $30,000 award at a Sept. 20 event in New York.

The award, created by celebrated novelist Rona Jaffe to identify and support women writers of unusual talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers, is presented by the Rona Jaffe Foundation.

Rita Dove in Iowa City, 1977

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We love this picture of Rita Dove. It was taken by her husband Fred Viebahn, when they were both studying in Iowa City, 1977 — (Dove at the Writers’ Workshop, Viebahn at the International Writing Program.)

Flannery O’Connor in Iowa City while attending the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop

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Flannery O'Connor wearing a muskrat fur coat during the winter in Iowa City while attending the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop.