Iowa Writes

Change in the air

The door of summer creaks to a close as
wind blows dried leaves in eddys down the hill

The cry of the banshee is carried across the valley
from the torment of her heart, shrieks cut into night.

Flames dance in the fire to heat the house, their
crackle and the boiling tea kettle diminish the
howls from outside of a dying season.

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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Rosemarie Horvath Iwasa was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Art in 1982. Her work has appeared in Di-verse City, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival; as well as The Enigmatist; Blue Hole Magazine; Yes Poetry; Nothing, No One, Nowhere; and in the online poetry blog, Silver Birch. She writes at ponderingalongthemilkyway. She participated in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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