Iowa Writes

"Deleightful Pie"

the fat man eats pie. he eats pie this way
first he takes a small bite with his fork
then he takes a larger piece and smells it
with his nose. then he places nose and mouth
close to the plate and he eats deleightful
pie quick quick quick someone is watching

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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Veteran Jirac Disslerov saw service in Bradley's chambers. "Deleightful Pie" appears in the inaugural issue of The Iowa Review, published in Winter 1970. It is available on The Iowa Review's digital archive.

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