Iowa Writes


You sure look fine in that uniform.
Yes, Ma'am, says me.
Why don't you—
No, Ma'am. (But I'm grinning like a turtle.)
            He's left again.
            Yes, Ma'am.
            Says he won't be back.
            Took his shirts.
            Till Friday anyway.
—come by for a bit.
No, Ma'am. 

But yes I did.

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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J.D. Robinson lives and writes in Little Rock, Arkansas. He keeps a tattered photocopy of Ted Solotaroff's essay "Writing in the Cold" in his top desk drawer. 

"Relentless" appears in the current (Spring 2008) issue of The Iowa Review, a literary magazine based at the University of Iowa. Founded in 1970, The Iowa Review has been edited by David Hamilton since 1978.

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