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Nov. 25, 2008

Poets Richard Deming and Nancy Kuhl read from their work Dec. 8

Yale University poets Richard Deming and Nancy Kuhl, the editors of Phylum Press, will read at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading, co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, is free and open to the public.

Deming is a poet and a theorist who works on the philosophy of literature. His poems have appeared in Sulfur, Field, the Indiana Review and Mandorla, as well as "Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present." He is the author of "Let's Not Call It Consequence" and "Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of Reading." He is a lecturer at Yale.

Kuhl is the author of the full-length poetry collection "The Wife of the Left Hand," and her chapbook, "In the Arbor," won the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in Verse, Fence, Phoebe, Puerto del Sol, the Cream City Review, The Journal and other magazines.

She is curator for poetry of the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, where she curates the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series. She is also the author of two exhibition catalogs, "Intimate Circles: American Women in the Arts" and "Extravagant Crowd: Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women."

Phylum Press is "committed to the belief that poetry is a gift economy" and therefore gives away its books rather than selling them. The press produces a select number of chapbooks and pamphlets each year featuring the work of young, fugitive artists who are, through their poetics, "revisiting in vastly different ways the questions of lyric subjectivity after the various problematics have been brought to light."

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