The University of Iowa

10,000 Pages of Poetry in 100 Days

As part of the University of Iowa Main Library's celebration of Iowa City being named a UNESCO City of Literature, Dave Morice, also known as "Dr. Alphabet," has pledged to write 100 pages of poetry a day for 100 days. Morice will spend four hours a day working on the poetry at sponsored locations such as Hamburg Inn and the Main Library during scheduled events. He hopes that this will help people see the possibilities that poetry holds.

Morice has written 60 poetry marathons in Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and London, England. In 1975, Morice wrapped an entire city block in Iowa City in poetry in a piece called "Poetry City, USA." He lives in Iowa City and works in Cedar Rapids at Kirkwood Community College. See the Press Citizen for the full story.


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