Thursday, March 13, 2014

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Ossian Foley and Daniel Poppick will read from their work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 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.

Foley will read from his first book, Of: Vol. 1. “Foley’s poems have a Neo-romantic soul, conjuring conversations with Hopkins, Yeats, and Crane,” says poet Erin Belieu. “Cerebral and stringently voiced, they compel me. They make me curious. They lead with authority. And they reward my patience as they require their reader to listen.”

Foley edits, with Jim Longley, LVNG Magazine. He is now a doctoral student in English at Florida State University.

Poppick will read from his chapbook Vox Squad, new from Petri Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Volta, BOMB, jubilat, The Iowa Review, The Claudius App, and other journals. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he co-publishes The Catenary Press with Rob Schlegel and curates The Antibody Series.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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, contact 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.