Iowa Writes


             Street buried in it buried street talisman glass Coke bottle bits of metal summer tar sticks buried in it buried metal bright silver dull copper glass bottles glass buried in it
             Stoop concrete uneven stones rise up above the plane jump stoops rise up above the plane metal buried in jump buried stoops a face in the window buried in the street stoop window
             Stickball the kids skinny broomstick pink rubber buried in it the ball streets sticky tar metal buried in it bits and pieces tar windows someone's face in the stoop window streets cyclone fence pinned against it cars horns bikes
             Lampposts brown rising up over the windows stoops streets fences backyard brown paint flaking spin around spun legs around shimmy lamppost stoop to window window even with the top of the stoop into a living room mom in there dad in there sister brother aunt uncle fence stoop window street buried under it in bits of bright metal plastic sometimes money buried under it even now now after all these all this

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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Edward Falco has published a novel, Winter in Florida, and a collection of short stories, Plato at Scratch Daniel's. His poems and prose poems have been published recently in Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West, and The Southern Review.

"Brooklyn," originally published in the Winter 1991 (21.1) issue of The Iowa Review, can be found on the magazine's online archives.

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