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"What is the use of poetry when the world shifts underfoot?"

Source: Princeton Univ. Digital Library
Source: Princeton Univ. Digital Library
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Our Woman In Mahalla, Egypt.

In the last weeks we have been at once worried and excited about our friend Ghada AbdAal (IWP 2010), the Egyptian blogger/writer (and pharmacist) from the industrial city of Mahalla, whose intensely political atmosphere couldn’t be more different than that of Iowa City.

Jaipur Literature Festival :: International Connections

IWP writer Chandrahas Choudhury at Prairie Lights Bookstore
IWP writer Chandrahas Choudhury at Prairie Lights Bookstore
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Writing outside the comfort zone: Haiti

When the young psychologist Guesly Michel came to Iowa City from Port-au Prince this summer to learn about writing as a therapeutic procedure (the Patient Voice program at the UI Hospitals and Clinics has had a similar program for a number of years), he was by his own admission new to the game.

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2011...and counting

Let's get this new year underway with a frank interview Helon Habila (IWP 2006 and New Symposium 2007 on Justice) gave The Daily Independent while 'back home' in Nigeria. Among the topics: how to grow local writing. And another: Habila's 2010 novel Oil for Water, written in the US but set in the Niger delta's oil fields.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

With the August humidity in its finest form, we give you something to stay inside for: the writers of the 2010 Fall Residency!

With 38 writers from more than 30 countries, you'll want to stay involved as we run through a slate of nearly 80 events in 80 days, in Iowa City, across the state of Iowa, and through the U.S. Keep track of our courses, panel lectures, film screenings, and public readings at our website, http://iwp.uiowa.edu.

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BTL, version 3.0

This year's Between the Lines (BTL) was our most ambitious yet.

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Art blast from the far past

IWP 1969 broadside
IWP 1969 broadside
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