Iowa City Public Library Presentations

Every fall, in collaboration with the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL), the IWP organizes a weekly series of panels on current literary and cultural themes. These gatherings are an opportunity for the Fall Residents to deliver short papers they've written, inspired by the panel topic, and for the community at large to converse with the international visitors.

Video recordings of the panels are available on the IWP page on the ICPL Library Channel, and the panels are broadcast on a public service station.
The short papers from all the presenters, organized by year, are available in the column to the right.

Many of these recordings and papers have also been archived in the IWP Collection at UI's Main Library.

Iowa City Public Library Presentations

Happening Now

  • Kristian Sendon CORDERO (IWP '17) co-edited a special issue of Words Without Borders on writing in the Philippines. Its range of poetry in the country's many languages includes Filipino work of Genevieve ASENJO (IWP '12).

  • Muhamed "Nabo" ABDELNABI (Egypt, IWP '13) has been awarded France's 2019 Prix de la littérature arabe for his 2016 novel, published last year in the UK as In the Spider's Room .

  • Over on  Asymptote, in English and Cantonese, the long poem " The Man Who Lost HIs Shadow,"  by Hong Kong poet and editor Stuart LAU (IWP '17).

  • On fish-paste English and cheddar-English: a long interview at LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books) about language, politics, and language politics with Burmese poet and worker KO KO THETT (IWP '16).

  • Behind the 2018+ 2019 Nobel Prizes for Literature given to novelists Peter Handke  and Olga Tokarczuk are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, novelist as well as translator from the Polish, Ukrainian, and  Spanish. Congratulations!

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