Iowa Writes


Consider that odd pair who
just climbed on the bus.
Perhaps they're coming from work,
looking forward to shedding
their shoes, shaking off
today's jangle, snuggling, like
you, under a quilt of quiet.

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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Lois Muehl, an associate professor of Rhetoric retired from the University of Iowa, is a long-time freelance writer. Varied experiences raising four children, teaching in this country and abroad have contributed to her articles, prize-winning books, and poems.

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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on July 29, 2007

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