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June 27, 2007

Iowa Poet William Ford Reads At Prairie Lights July 10

Iowa City poet William Ford will read from his second collection of poems, "Past Present Imperfect" in a free event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the Prairie Lights book store at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live via the University of Iowa Writing University Web site: http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

The reading will be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series, originating on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls. A program is also broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7 in Iowa City.

Ford's first book, "The Graveyard Picnic," won a 2001 Writing Award and publication by Mid-America Press. His poems, twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, have appeared in Poetry, the Iowa Review, Poet & Critic, the Southern Humanities Review, the Tennessee Quarterly and New Letters, and in two anthologies: "Voices on the Landscape" and "The Second Set." He teaches at Kirkwood Community College.

The Writing University Web site provides a handy portal to the UI writing programs -- including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, the Translation Workshop, the UI Press and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. The site also centralizes writing news, lists upcoming events and provides access to a wealth of writing materials -- texts, journals, lists of Iowa-connected writers and publications, historic videos and archived audio. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed.

For additional information about the reading call Prairie Lights, 319-337-2681.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073; cell: 310-430-1013; winston-barclay@uiowa.edu