• Today You Are Perfect - Groth, Waters, Stevenson, Felleman

    September 27

    Today You Are Perfect - Groth, Waters, Stevenson, Felleman

    In our monthly reading series, "Today You Are Perfect," we bring poets and artists and listeners together to share their words.

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  • The Feedback Chamber

    October 1, 8, 15, 22

    The Feedback Chamber

    Micky Bayonne

    As writers, we often find ourselves struggling with one piece of writing for weeks (sometimes even months). We know the work needs something, but we cannot identify exactly what.

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  • Writers Open Mic

    Sunday, October 2, 4:00-5:00 PM CT

    Writers Open Mic

    Share 4-5 minutes of your original writing with an appreciative and supportive audience.

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  • Shapes: Poems in Space

    Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5

    Shapes: Poems in Space

    Nora Claire Miller

    During weekly in-class and at-home assignments, we’ll survey the shapes that our poems make and try our hands at some new ones.

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  • Mic Check Poetry Fest 2022

    November 11-12

    Mic Check Poetry Fest 2022

    Patricia Smith · Ebony Stewart

    A two day celebration of spoken word poetry for those who seek the unmistakable feeling of community.

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  • Library

    Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8 PM


    Stop by to visit us at the new Iowa City Poetry Lending Library!

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Our Question

How do we share poetry resources with everyone?

And because we’re based in Iowa City, we ask the question slightly differently. How do we share the wealth of literary resources in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature and home to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, with all poets? Poets of all ages, incomes, identities, and experience levels?

Our Organization

founding director Lisa Roberts leads the team

With Reading Series Director Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, the Advisory Council, and the support of The James Gang, we are working to grow our programming and reach.

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