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April 5, 2006

Poet Keith Ratzlaff From Central College Reads On WSUI April 19

Poet Keith Ratzlaff will read from his latest collection, "Dubious Angel: Poems after Paul Klee," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.

Julie Englander will host the broadcast, which will originate in a free event in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen on the Internet at

Donald Revell wrote of Ratzlaff's third collection, "Keith Ratzlaff takes many a wild leap heavenwards. . . . this is a spry book and sobering."

Ratzlaff, a native of Nebraska, has taught for many years at Central College in Pella. His previous books of poetry are "Man Under a Pear Tree," which won the 1996 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and "Across the Known World," as well a chapbooks.

His poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry Northwest, the Georgia Review, the New England Review, the Threepenny Review, the Colorado Review and the North American Review. His recent poems also appear in "Poets of the New Century," "A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry" from the UI Press and "Snakebird: Thirty Years of Anhigna Poets."

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