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Release: Aug. 24, 2001

WSUI'S 'Live from Prairie Lights' features Iowa Review contributors

University of Iowa English Professor David Hamilton, staff members, and a few contributors to the Iowa Review will read recent selections of the Review's recent prose and poetry 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City.

The reading -- part of the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on University of Iowa public radio station WSUI, 910 AM -- is free and open to the public. The Iowa Review has traditionally begun the academic year with a reading at Prairie Lights.

Since 1977 Hamilton has directed the Iowa Review, which comes out three times a year and publishes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews. In its 31st year of publication, it continues its mission of "nudging along American literature."

In addition to serving on the UI faculty, Hamilton has taught in Virginia, Colombia, Michigan, and Spain and has had writings scattered through a variety of magazines, including the Connecticut, Gettysburg, Missouri, and River Oak Reviews, College English, North Dakota Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Creative Nonfiction, American Voice, 100 Words, and Verse. His "Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm" is being published this fall by the University of Missouri Press.