Darius Stewart in conversation with Katie Berta

August 31, 2022 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Bookstore

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Darius Stewart in celebration of the release of his book Intimacies in Borrowed Light (EastOver Press, 2022). He will be joined in conversation by Katie Berta. This event is co-sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and is part of the Krause Reading Series.

Darius Stewart is the author of a book-length collection of poems, Intimacies in Borrowed Light (EastOver Press, 2022), as well as the chapbooks The Ghost the Night Becomes (2014), 2013 winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, and two titles selected for Main Street Rag's Editor's Choice Chapbook Series: Sotto Voce (2008) and The Terribly Beautiful (2006). His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Brooklyn ReviewCallalooCimarron ReviewFourth GenreSalamanderVerse Daily, and others. Stewart received an MFA in poetry from the Michener Center for Writers and an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa. In 2021, the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame honored him with their inaugural Emerging Writer Award. He is currently a Lulu "Merle" Johnson Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he lives with his dog, Fry.

Katie Berta's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PloughsharesThe Cincinnati ReviewThe Kenyon Review OnlinePrairie Schooner, and The Yale Review, among other magazines. She has received residencies from Millay Arts and The Hambidge Center, fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and an Iowa Review Award. She is the managing editor of The Iowa Review.