Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Darcie Dennigan and Farnoosh Fathi will read from their new books of poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 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.

Dennigan will read from Madame X. Her previous book, Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, was selected by Alice Fulton for the Poets Out Loud Prize. She is the recipient of a Discovery/The Nation prize, a Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and the Cecil Hemley Award.

Fathi will read from Great Guns, her much-anticipated first collection. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Poetry Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and the MacDowell Colony, and her poems, translations, and prose have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Everyday Genius, Poetry, and Jacket2.

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

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