Hello there! At the University of Iowa, we love our writers, our programs, we love our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our students -- and we love the wealth of literature that they gift us, simply by being here.
We have created "5 Reads for Friday" as an easy, laid-back series, compiling a short list of inspirational, helpful and fun treasures from our family to yours. Enjoy what you find, take what you need, and be well.
- From the Iowa Review: Listen to Tracie Morris's audio recording of "Mahalia Theremin"
An afrofuturist performance in which Morris sings the song “Joshua” in the style of a theremin.
- From Twitter: An excerpt from Cherise Morris’s essay “the cosmic matter of Black lives”
"last night i dreamt of hope possibly magick."
From our Free Online Courses: Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction
This MOOC-Pack focuses on writing about identities, communities, and social issues in fiction and nonfiction.
From the University of Iowa Press: Just Checking In w/ UI Press author Anthony Varallo
University of Iowa Press author Anthony Varallo shares quarantine routines, a quarantine playlist and book suggestions this week.
Iowa Long Read: Jimmy Smith, Defining the Doctor He Wants to Become
"Particularly influential in his studies at Iowa was a book Smith read for a medical sociology class called 'Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present'."
And that's it!
We hope you enjoy. And check back each week for a new list!