A panel discussing a new book of poetry prescriptions: Wingbeats. Round Top, Texas, May 2012.
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL EVENT 12/13/12
Walt Whitman Live!!!!
MUM Library North Lounge
Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the General Public
Sponsors: Humanities Iowa and
Maharishi University of Management Library
Poetry at MUM Library
Friday, October 19th, North Lounge, 7:30 pm
All My Animals & Stars (Slough Press, 1989), After the Days of Miami (Longmeasure Press, 1980)
American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Southern Review
Poet and translator Cyrus Cassells was born in 1957 in Delaware and earned a BA from Stanford University. Cassells is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series winning The Mud Actor (1982),Soul Make a Path through Shouting (1994), which won the William Carlos Williams Prize and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Beautiful Signor (1997), which won a Lambda Literary Award, More Than Peace and Cypresses (2004), and The Crossed-Out Swastika (2012). A book of his translations of the Catalan poet Francesc Parcerisas, Still Life With Children: Selected Poems of Francesc Parcerisas, is forthcoming.
Naomi Shihab Nye introduces the reading: Fairfield's Rustin Larson, Poetry at Round Top Festival, May 5, 2012.
Iowa State Poet Laureate Mary Swander read at the MUM Library North Lounge at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012. There was a reception for the author afterwards and refreshments were served. This event was made possible through funding from Humanities Iowa.
In 2009, Governor Chet Culver appointed Mary Swander the Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa. Her most recent work is a book of poetry, The Girls on the Roof (Turning Point/Word Tech, 2009), a Mississippi River flood narrative. Swander has worked with the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre to create a performance piece of The Girls for the stage. Currently, Swander is also touring her play Farmscape, a docudrama capturing the changing rural environment. She is the co-founder of Agarts, a national group designed to explore the intersection of the arts and agriculture, and is developing a website, The Iowa Literary Community, where anyone with an Iowa connection can post poetry and other pieces of writing.