LAUREN HALDEMAN & NICK TWEMLOW

November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Lauren Haldeman and Nick Twemlow will read from their new books of poetry, Instead of Dying and Attributed to the Harrow Painter. Haldeman’s Instead of Dying won the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Susan Howe wrote: “Lauren Haldeman’s writing opens us toward the work of mourning. Did I say work? Rather call it song.” Twemlow’s Attributed to the Harrow Painter is “an ars poetica as well as a deconstruction of Twemlow’s own awestruck meditations on fatherhood . . . a refreshingly self-aware variation on the innovations of contemporary poetry.” — Publishers Weekly

Lauren Haldeman is also the author of the poetry collection Calenday and chapbook The Eccentricity Is Zero. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Fence, The Iowa Review, and The Rumpus. A comic book artist, illustrator, and poet, she has taught in the United States as well as internationally.

Nick Twemlow’s first book of poems, Palm Trees, won the Norma Farber first book award from the Poetry Society of America. He serves as a senior editor for The Iowa Review and co-editor of Canarium Books, a publisher of contemporary poetry. His films have screened at MCA Chicago, Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing and film at Coe College.