Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Alexandria Peary

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Alexandria Peary will read from her third book of poetry, Control Bird Alt Delete, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Control Bird Alt Delete was selected by Emily Wilson for the 2013 Iowa Poetry Prize, and was published this month by the University of Iowa Press.

Poet Caroline Knox says of the book, “‘Go play!’ advises Peary in her third collection, and we do, with ‘a tassel of rain,’ with ‘dove-colored sounds’ and ‘starter castles.’ The topos is New England archaeology; it’s Colorforms and Legos; Charley Harper landscapes become interiors; we are delighted to already find ourselves where we couldn't possibly get to.”

Peary is the author of Fall Foliage Called Bathers & Dancers and Lid to the Shadow, which was selected for the 2010 Slope Editions Book Prize. She is associate professor and first-year writing coordinator of the English Department at Salem State University.

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 participate in this program, 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.