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July 13, 2005

Iowa Poet Rustin Larson Reads July 26 On WSUI 'Live From Prairie Lights'

Iowa Poet Rustin Larson will read from his new collection "Crazy Star," just out from Loess Hills Press, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910. Listen on the Internet at

The reading, hosted by WSUI's Julie Englander, will be a free event at the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, Larson has published poetry in The New Yorker, the Iowa Review and Poetry East, and his work has been collected in "Loving the Good Driver" and "Lord of the Apes."

Naomi Nye called Larson a "terrific, elegant, original poet whose voice rings so truly we become better people just by reading him," and W.E. Butts wrote in The Small Press Review, "'Crazy Star' is among the best poetry collections this reviewer has read in recent years."

Larson earned a bachelor's degree from Maharishi International University in Fairfield and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Norwich University.

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