Tuesday, April 15, 2014

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Zach Savich and Hannah Brooks-Motl will read from their new books of poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 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.

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Zach Savich

Savich will read from Century Swept Brutal. He is the author of Full Catastrophe Living, Annulments, The Firestorm, The Man Who Lost His Head, and a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand. He teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia and co-edits Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.

Savich’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including A Public Space, Colorado Review, The Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, and Best New Poets 2008.

Brooks-Motl will read from her new book from Rescue Press, The New Years. Peter Gizzi says of the book, “Hannah Brooks-Motl can write a killer line and her stunning voice is alive turning every which way. This brilliant book, her first book, is a gem.

Brooks-Motl holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is the author of a chapbook, The Montaigne Result.

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, 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.