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Hot Tin Roof: Tale of the twister

Hot Tin Roof

By David Duer The sky was a bruise the color of my wife’s arms after a tough day with the combatives at the nursing home. It was July, when the vegetation grows rank and you don’t even pretend to control it anymore. I’d left early from work, but by the time I got home, Pat […]

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Interview: Elizabeth Willis reflects on the ‘unacknowledged legislators’

Poet and Iowa Writers’ Workshop instructor Elizabeth Willis is the author of the collections Turneresque (2003), Meteoric Flowers (2006) and Address (2011). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Willis talked with Little Village regarding her newest collection, Alive: New and Selected Poems (2015, NYRB), and its […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Periodicity

Hot Tin Roof

By Bogi Takács In memoriam Miklós Radnóti The flood comes; I am leaving. Mole tunnels crisscross the thick soil of the banks and spring lies in wait, ready to send the rolling, dirt-brown waters down from the Alpok carrying twigs and an all-human collection of trash: shopping bags, red flashes of cola bottles. A sound […]

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Hot Tin Roof: G-L-O-R-I-A

Hot Tin Roof

By Cheryl Graham The Woods Memorial branch library, a small white stucco building, sits on a plat of North First Avenue that would have been considered the outer reaches of Tucson when the branch was opened in the late 1960s. The air inside is cool, but not cold, a respite from the desert heat. Natural […]

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James Gang expands its reach, partners with ‘draft’ and Center for Humanist Inquiries

For 14 years, the community-building organization has quietly facilitated the starts of some of Iowa City’s most accomplished arts, humanities and community groups, including Mission Creek, Public Space One and the Saturday Night Free Movie Series. Each of those organizations eventually went on to expand and gain the support of other institutions: Mission Creek became […]

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Writer Deborah Elizabeth Whaley on the influence of black women as creators and characters in comics

Illustration by Cheryl Graham

In her recent book, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, an associate professor of American Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, considers black female creators and characters working and appearing in sequential art. Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime introduces readers to a variety of creators from the past and […]

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