The University of Iowa

Pulitzer Prize Winner James Tate Reads Thursday, Oct. 21

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet James Tate, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, will be reading from a selection of his work at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in lecture room II of Van Allen Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Tate, a Kansas City native, won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the William Carlos Williams Award for Selected Poems, as well as a National Book Award for Worshipful Company of Fletchers. He has received several awards, including a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2001, Tate was elected as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Every year the Iowa Writers' Workshop invites many well-known writers and poets to campus for guest readings and seminars.


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