Paul Engle - Poet and Advocate of Iowa Writers' Workshop (2008)


Iowa City, Iowa has been named one of three world "Cities of Literature" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It could be said that the city's literary reputation began in 1936 with the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and was promoted to world prominence by poet Paul Engle. Engle, a 1919 graduate of the University of Iowa not only made the Iowa Writers' Workshop famous, he also co-founded with his wife, his wife, Hualing Nieh Engle, the International Writer's Workshop, and was involved in organizing the National Council on the Arts. This 1991 video contains excerpts from Iowa Public Television's collection of programs about the poet. Also seen is his daughter, dancer Laulan King. For more from IPTV visit...


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