Looking Forward to Summer Week!


Bare feet tingling
ripples in refreshing pools
blazing, boiling days

Looking Forward to Summer Week!

Here at The Daily Palette, we are excited about the warmer weather and longer days ahead. While summer is not yet here, come celebrate and anticipate the joy and freedom that this season brings by enjoying the summer-themed work of Iowa-connected artists and writers.


Emily Buck was in the third grade at Weber Elementary School when this poem was selected for the 2010 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Now in its eighth 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.

The Daily Palette Vintage--featuring Iowa Writes

About Iowa Writes:

Since 2006, "Iowa Writes" has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers on The Daily Palette, and it has recently expanded its scope to include work published by Iowa journals and publishers. Curated by the staff of The Iowa Review, "Iowa Writes" features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction several times 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. Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu.

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