Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Joshua Weiner and Peter Campion will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish. He is also the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn, and the poetry editor of Tikkun magazine. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he held last year’s Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship; he will be a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2014. His poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry, the New York Review of Books, The Nation, The American Scholar, Harvard Review, AGNI, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He is professor of English at the University of Maryland.

Campion graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts and from Boston University with an Master of Arts. He has taught at the University of Minnesota since 2011. His work has appeared in AGNI, ArtNews, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the New Republic, Poetry, and the Yale Review. He won a Levis Reading Prize, for The Lions. He was a Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, a Theodore Morrison Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a Guggenheim Fellow. He won a Pushcart Prize, and Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this reading, call Jan Weissmiller at Prairie Lights in advance, 319-337-2681.

For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.