Iowa Writes

"Late Friday Night in Summer Iowa"

A car stopped in front of
the dark sorority house
and a young woman got out.
Now, she said, trying to fix
her clothes and turning to go
in, I think I really know you.

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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Jack Gilbert's most recent poetry collection is Monolithos: Poems, 1962 and 1980 (Graywolf, 1984).

"Late Friday Night In Summer Iowa," published in issue 15.2 of The Iowa Review, can be found on the magazine's online archives.

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