The University of Iowa

The Human Body Series: Julia Cohen, Daniel Borzutzky and Winter Goebel

The Human Body Series is a monthly reading series that features poets from Iowa City and across the United States. Human Body is designed to provide a forum where all who enjoy contemporary poetry can hear the work of emerging and established poets in an intimate setting. All readings are open to the public.

The next reading will take place this Saturday, March 7th - 8:00pm, at 402 Fairchild Street in Iowa City. Featured poets include Julia Cohen, Daniel Borzutzky and Winter Goebel.

Human Body was founded in September 2014 to address the gap left by the conclusion of two beloved Iowa City reading series, Strange Cage and the Antibody Series. Human Body readings are curated to bring together poets who compliment and extend each other’s work. 

About the Readers

Julia Cohen's most recent book is a hybrid collection of lyric essays, I Was Not Born (Noemi Press, 2014). Her other books are Collateral Light (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014) and Triggermoon Triggermoon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). Her work appears in journals like DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Entropy, The Destroyer, and Kenyon Review Online. She lives in Chicago and is looking for snowpants.

Daniel Borzutzky's books and chapbooks include, among others, In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy (2015), Bedtime Stories For The End of the World! (2015), Data Bodies (2013), The Book of Interfering Bodies(2011), and The Ecstasy of Capitulation (2007). He has translated Raúl Zurita's The Country of Planks (2015) and Song for his Disappeared Love (2010), and Jaime Luis Huenún's Port Trakl (2008). His work has been supported by the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pen/Heim Translation Fund. He lives in Chicago. 

Winter Goebel is from Michigan and now lives and works in the City of Iowa City. She is for you and she is for real.