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Poetry Community in Iowa Thriving

Charity Nebbe
Iowa Public Radio

Iowa has a reputation as being a home for writers. Recently that has been especially true for writers of poetry. Many poets across the state releasing new collections, participating in readings, poetry slams, and striving to teach and inspire the next generation of poets.

During this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe will be speaking with three Iowa poets about their work and about the growing scene across the state. Their writing deals with a range of themes and inspirations, from death and sickness, and true crime, to arm wrestling at the Iowa State Fair.

Guests include:

  • Kyle McCordon, author of "X-Rays and Other Landscapes"
  • Jennifer Knox, author of "Days of Shame and Failure"
  • Paul Brook, author of "Arm Wrestling at the Iowa State Fair"