At the University of Iowa, we love our writers, our programs, we love our graduates and our students -- and we love the wealth of literature that they gift us, simply by being part of our community.
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 University of Iowa: Poet and former Iowa Writers' Workshop professor Louise Glück wins the Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was awarded to Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."
From the Iowa Review archives: Gemini, Louise Glück 1973
"There is a soul in me / It is asking / To be given its body"
From the International Writing Program and the Iowa Writers' Workshop: Three University of Iowa graduates named finalists for 2020 National Book Awards
Congratulations to IWP alumnae Anja Kampmann and Pilar Quintana, and to Iowa Writers' Workshop alum Jerald Walker!
- From the 91st Meridian: The Fall issue of 91st Meridian is out now!
Read the interview with Robinson from the fall issue of Iowa Magazine.
From our Online Writing Courses: Hidden Meanings: Creative Fiction, Non-fiction, and Facts
This MOOC-Pack takes a creative fiction and non-fiction approach to understanding and recognizing information, misinformation, and disinformation.
And that's it!
We hope you enjoy. And check back each week for a new list.