Poetry Comic: This piece is after the work of Ayana Mathis.

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Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Poetry Comic: This piece is after the work of Ayana Mathis.

Frances Cannon hails from the coasts, both East and West.  She juggles too many passions for her own good: bookmaking, printmaking, writing, cooking, the art of the garden, puppetry.  She strives toward a certain aesthetic: a mixture of oddity, adventure, and natural beauty.  She recently self-published a handmade book of silkscreened prints and poems called Image Burn, and is in a constant state of artistic production.  She studied poetry and printmaking at the University of Vermont and is currently pursuing her MFA in nonfiction at the University of Iowa.

FRANCES CANNON is a writer and artist of hybrid mediums and a teacher. The following excerpts are from Frances's recent graphic memoir, The Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big-Little Frank, published by Gold Wake Press. Frances is the author and illustrator of this peculiar tale of family, mental illness, adventure, and romance gone awry. She has an MFA from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, and a BFA from the University of Vermont. She has a book of poems and illustrations, Tropicalia, Vagabond Press, and a book of poems and prints, Uranian Fruit, Honeybee Press. She has also contributed to Vice, McSweeney's Quarterly, The Believer, The Lucky Peach, and The Iowa Review, with work forthcoming through The New York Times. Frances is now working as an instructor of visual and literary arts at the Shelburne Craft School. in Vermont and through her own consulting business, the C.I.C.A.D.A. School.

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