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Live from Prairie Lights | Mark Levine and Hajar Hussaini

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Mark Levine and Hajar Hussaini will read from their poetry. Mark Levine will read from Sound Fury: Poems. Throughout Sound Fury, poems by metaphysician Robert Herrick are refashioned into phantasmagorical oddities of likeness and difference. "Whether lark as in songbird, or lark as in stunt, these skeptical, fabulous poems pluck pieces from Herrick and Pope like particulate matter from which the wonder of a poem inexplicably grows.” — Sally Keith Hajar Hussaini will read from Disbound....

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Live from Prairie Lights | Mark Levine and Hajar Hussaini

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Mark Levine and Hajar Hussaini will read from their poetry. Mark Levine will read from Sound Fury: Poems. Throughout Sound Fury, poems by metaphysician Robert Herrick are refashioned into phantasmagorical oddities of likeness and difference. "Whether lark as in songbird, or lark as in stunt, these skeptical, fabulous poems pluck pieces from Herrick and Pope like particulate matter from which the wonder of a poem inexplicably grows.” — Sally Keith Hajar Hussaini will read from Disbound....
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Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. - Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and Derek Nnuro will discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in Chang’s novel The Family Chao. Participants are encouraged to have completed the novel before the first meeting. The Family Chao is a highly entertaining literary mystery that portrays a Chinese American family dealing with the death of their patriarch and the ensuing trial in the families small...
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International Writing Program 2022 Spring Residency alum Shehan Karunatilaka longlisted for the Booker Prize!

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Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is on Obama's summer reading list!

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Sallie Fullerton, an Iowa Workshop alum, won a 2022-23 Fulbright Study/Research grant in Creative Writing to Canada!

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Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop Lan Samantha Chang has been named a 2021-22 Berlin Prize Fellow, awarded to scholars, writers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their field!

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