CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
GANDER AND GROSSMAN WILL READ FEB. 14 -- Poet Forrest Gander and fiction
writer Judith Grossman, visiting faculty members in the University of Iowa
Writers' Workshop, will read from their work at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in
Room 101 of the UI Communication Studies Building.
Gander's publications include the books "Deeds of Utmost Kindness,"
"Lynchburg" and "Rush to the Lake." His poetry has appeared
in Grand Street, the Harvard Review, Ironwood, the Partisan Review, the Southern
Review, TriQuarterly and Conjunctions, among many others. His work has been
anthologized in collections that include the "Vintage Book of Contemporary
World Poetry," "The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative North American
Poetry," "New Directions 53" and "Primary Trouble: An
Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry."
Gander, who has worked as a filmmaker and translator, has read his work to
audiences in Moscow, New York, Mexico, Arkansas and San Francisco, among other
locations. He is the recipient of the Foundation for Poetry Award (1994),
a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry (1989) and a Yaddo
Foundation Fellowship (1988).
Grossman is the author of "Her Own Terms," a novel that was nominated
for the Hemingway Prize in 1988 and was identified by the New York Times as
one of the outstanding books published that year.
Her story "Faultline" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 1993.
Her fiction has appeared in publications that include the Village Voice, the
North American Review, the New England Review and Ploughshares. Essays and
reviews have been published in the Yale Review, the Georgia Review, the New
York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice Literary
Supplement and the Women's Review of Books among others.
Grossman is the recipient of honors and awards including fellowships from
the Cummington Community of the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Seminar; a Fulbright Traveling Scholarship; the President's Faculty
Award from Mt. Ida College; and the Wien International Scholarship from Brandeis