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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
mark levine and robyn schiff
Mark Levine and Robyn Schiff

University of Iowa faculty poets Robyn Schiff and Mark Levine will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 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.

Schiff, associate professor of English, is the author of Revolver and Worth. Her work has been published in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections, and Transatlantic Verse. She coedits The Canary and Canarium Books.

Jorie Graham says of Schiff’s work, “Wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive, stitched to perfection by a formal genius that recalls the quirkily perfect forms (and tones) of Marianne Moore.”

Levine teaches poetry at the Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of Debt, Enola Gay, and The Wilds, and a book of nonfiction, F5. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and an NEA fellowship. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and The New Yorker.

Susan Wheeler says, “Mark Levine's poems meld wit with the profoundest gravity, peculiar narratives with linguistic precision, and hubris with sorrow. Read them.”

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Department of English are part of 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, call Jan Weissmiller in advance at Prairie Lights, 319-337-2681.

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