Iowa Writes

In the Field

The only thing moving
is the eye of the blackbird
and it's not moving either

we avoid surveillance
by gathering around us
the detritus of absence

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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Tad Richards is the author of a dozen novels, including Nick and Jake (Arcade Publishing, 2012).  His work has recently been included in the anthologies Villanelles and In Like Company, and in Lewis Turco's The Book of Forms, 4th Edition.  He is president and artistic director of the Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum in Saugerties, New York.  He studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop from 1960-63 with Paul Engle, Donald Justice, Philip Roth, Vance Bourjaily, and Edmund Keeley.

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