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April 13, 2005

UI Poets Manguso And Johnson Read April 27

Poets Sarah Manguso and Kimberly Johnson, alumnae of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will read from their new collections at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

Manguso whose first book, "The Captain Lands in Paradise," was a Village Voice Favorite Book of the Year, will read from her second collection of poems, "Siste Viator."

Johnson will read from "Leviathan With a Hook," her first collection of poems, about which Allen Grossman commented, "Her wonder gives you the world and starts thought."

The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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