IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books

Oct 29, 2023

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books, 2nd Floor

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Join us for the International Writing Program's Prairie Lights Reading Series this Sunday to hear readings by two 2023 Fall Residency writers and one University of Iowa MFA student.

Artur Domosɫawski (non-fiction, journalist; Poland) has among his titles Gorączka latynoamerykańska  [Latin American Fever], Śmierć w Amazonii [Death in the Amazonas], the essay collection Wykluczeni [The Outcasts] and two biographies: Ryszard Kapuściński: A Life, for which he was voted “Journalist of the Year” for 2010, and Wygnaniec. 21 scen z życia Zygmunta Baumana [The Exile. 21 Scenes from the Life of Zygmunt Bauman], the winner of the 2022 “Juliusz” prize for best biography. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, El País, Letras Libres, Etiqueta Negra, Words Without Borders, The Baffler, and elsewhere; his work has been frequently awarded, and widely translated. His participation is courtesy of the Paul Engle Fund.

Reetta Pekkanen (poet; Finland) has published the collections Pieniä kovia nuppuja [Small Hard Buds] (2014), Kärhi [Tendril] (2019), Salakuljetuksia [Smugglings] (2021) and Katkaistut tulppaanit [Cut Tulips] (2023). Her poetry focuses on themes of personal and environmental loss, nonhuman perspectives, and natural semiotics. Among her awards are the Kalevi Jäntti Prize, the Katri Vala Prize and the Silja Hiidenheimo Memorial Stipend; she is a member of the poetry publishing cooperative Poesia. Her participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. 

Jack Rockwell is a literary translator, writer and editor. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chicago Review of Books, Hopscotch Translation, Latin American Literature Today, Rust + Moth, and more. He is currently an MFA candidate at the Iowa Translation Workshop, where he is Editor-in-Chief of Exchanges: A Journal of Literary Translation.   

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