Iowa Writes


No books,    white
walls, no maps,    white
tile, no textbooks,    white
screen, no dictionary,    white
lights, no wastebasket,    white
chalk, no pens or pencils,    white
                      fingertips and    blue
lips. No crash cart, no Code    Blue
Team to revive, save from      ice
cold, over conditioned      air
quality, warms with    iambic
tetrameter, rhyme,    close
read. Schaeffer        Hall
way to Room 22  with
A Pulse.

Happy National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate the importance of poetry with us by reading work by Iowa-identified poets!

Learn more about National Poetry Month here.

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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A published poet, Bonnie lives on the Great Plains near the Badlands of North Dakota.  There, and in her poetry, she finds balance to her professional life as a consultant.  She has strong Iowa roots: her great-grandparents lived in Red Oak, Iowa before homesteading in North Dakota and she has relatives in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

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