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Writers' Workshop faculty members Chang and Levine read Feb. 22
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty members
Lan Samantha Chang, fiction writer, and Mark Levine, poet, will read from
their newest books at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Room 221 of the UI Chemistry
Building. Sponsored by the UI Writers' Workshop, the reading is free and
open to the public.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz says Chang's new book, "Hunger," ".
. . introduces a dazzling young writer. Lan Samantha Chang's quintessentially
American stories are laced with wisdom and elegance, and compel the mind
as well as the heart."
"Lan Samantha Chang writes beautifully of the hungers of the heart:
of desire, of ambition; of all we might be, and aren't; of all we most
want, and can't have," Andrea Barrett writes.
Chang, a graduate of the UI Writers' Workshop, has published stories
in the Atlantic Monthly, Story and twice in "The Best American Short
Levine is the author of two books of poems, "Debt," which
was a winner in the National Poetry Series in 1993, and "Enola Gay,"
which will be published next year.
Describing his latest collection of poems, Levine says, "I'm trying
to find, within the traditions of poetry, the language appropriate for
addressing the range of contradictions in contemporary experience."
Levine, who is also an alumnus of the Writers' Workshop, was recently
awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment from the Arts, and he
has been the recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award.
He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Outside magazine.