Iowa Writes

The Houseboat

I hold up the door
while he bends the hinge.
It will swing
true again, it will.
Out here in weather, all warps:
the skiff, the oars, even the shoreline, waves true to the wind.

About Iowa Writes

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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Hilary Mosher (Buri) received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA from Warren Wilson. Her chapbook, Frau Rontgen's Hand, won Canada's bpNichol chapbook award in 2000; her lyric essay, "Needle Night," was awarded first prize in the 12th Annual Carol A. Bowman Creative Writing Contest in 2005. She is currently a medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

This poem was selected for the 2007 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Now in its fifth year, Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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