Book Wings: A Virtual Drama

Book Wings: A Virtual Drama is now available as an e-book at Autumn Hill Books.

Between 2012 and 2014, a partnership between the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Moscow Art Theatre, the home stage of Stanislavsky and Chekhov, in collaboration with the University's Department of Theatre Arts, produced three installments of Book Wings, a collaborative exchange and performance initiative designed to bring together writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals from the United States and partner countries in a virtual environment.

The literary foundation of this project were twenty original works commissioned from distinguished Russian and American poets, fiction writers and dramatists. Presented in this volume side by side, this stellar mix of young voices from the two countries ranges from haunting to startling.​ Contributors include:

PART I | 2012
Inga Kuznetsova, Linor Goralik, Dora Malech, Matthew Zapruder, Anna Russ, Quan Barry, Terrance Hayes, and Maxim Amelin

​PART II | 2013
Marina Krapivina, Nataliya Moshina, Carlos Murillo, Victoria Stewart, Maksym Kurochkin, Sherry Kramer

PART III | 2014
​Ksenia Dragunskaya, Maxim Osipov, Robin Romm, Anthony Marra, Michelle Carter, Herman Sadulaev

Book Wings

Happening Now

  • 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!

  • "Resisting English": at NYRB, Adam Kirsch reviews three decades of the translated work of the Japanese novelist and essayist Minae MIZUMURA (IWP '03).

  • Just out in Beirut, the intriguingly titled ['Laughter as Destructive History'] by the Iraqi poet, translator, and editor Soheil NAJM (IWP '07).

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