October 2013

Curtis Bauer reading

Archive Date: 
September 18, 2013
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Curtis Bauer

Curtis Bauer reads from his new book of poetry, The Real Cause For Your Absence. “Curtis Bauer is precise about birds, be they crows, chimney swifts, sparrows, swallows, starlings, cardinals, doves, or grackles. Like Robert Frost, he knows the phoebe doesn’t weep, for — like him — he is deeply versed in country things. But Bauer is wide-ranging and doesn’t make a moral distinction between Iowa and New York, any more than he does between America and Spain...

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Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading

Archive Date: 
October 8, 2013
Author: 
Martin Dyar, James Galvin, Michelle Glazer, Dmitry Golynko, Richard Kenney, Mark Levine, Teemu Manninen, Christopher Merrill, Patrícia Portela and D.A. Powell.

 The IWP in conjunction with the Writers' Workshop and Prairie Lights Books hosted a reading to commemorate the life and works of Irish poet Seamus Heaney (1939 - 2013), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Readers included Martin Dyar, James Galvin, Michelle Glazer, Dmitry Golynko, Richard Kenney, Mark Levine, Teemu Manninen, Christopher Merrill, Patrícia Portela and D.A. Powell.

Christopher Merrill reading

Archive Date: 
October 14, 2013
Author: 
Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merrill reads from his most recent books of poetry, Necessities and Boat.

“Christopher Merrill is one of the most gifted, audacious, and accomplished poets of an extraordinary rich generation." - W.S. Merwin

He is the author of five previous collections of poetry, ten books of translations; six edited volumes; and five books of nonfiction, including The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War. His writings have been translated in 25 languages.

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Kwame Dawes reading

Archive Date: 
October 14, 2013
Author: 
Kwame Dawes

Ghanaian poet and celebrated writer Kofi Awoonor was among the victims killed by terrorists at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. On Monday, October 14 at 11am CDT the International Writing Program live-streamed a memorial reading of his poetry.

“Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest” reading

October 12, 2013
Sat, 10/12/2013 - 12:30

Seven Iowa high school sophomores who won scholarships through the The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature's  Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest" have been invited to read their winning essays. The top winner, Emma Holmes of Iowa City High, won a year of free tuition to the University of Iowa. Runners-up from across Iowa won a $500 cash scholarship.

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