The University of Iowa

On the Map 2012

"On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City, participating in the International Writing Program's fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP at the University of Iowa, and is made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. For more about, and writing by, Gulala Nouri, go to

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Gulala Nouri, a poet and translator from Iraq (IWP 2012), speaks about her time in Iowa