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Archive Date: September 21, 2017

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Poets Juliet Patterson and Amanda Nadelberg read from their new books at Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City. Juliet Patterson reads from Threnody, her timely book of poetry lamenting climate change and extinction. These poems examine the beauty and violence of our present ecological moment with a lyric and meditative eye. “In Juliet Patterson’s sure-footed aesthetic the intellectual, physical and spiritual are woven together—the result is a world saturated by the human mind, and a mind saturated by the world. These poems are driven by a passionate grief for how we have treated this world as a dispensable other when even the reverie of prairie depends on a real bee…”— Jane Mead