University of Iowa Emeritus Professor and former editor of The Iowa Review, David Hamilton, will read from A Certain Arc: Essays of Finding My Way. “As one would expect from such a distinguished educator and editor, the prose in this collection is beautifully turned, the intelligence luminous, and the experience and wisdom of a lifetime generously shared: this book is a gift to all literature-lovers. But what seems even more striking and rare, in this age of self–absorbed memoir, is the curiosity and openness of its author, his worldly willingness to learn from others–in short, his humility, which is the true mark of an ethically refined sensibility.”—Phillip Lopate.
David Hamilton was a member of the English Department at the University of Iowa for thirty-seven years, teaching both literature and writing. Through most of those years he edited The Iowa Review. His earlier books are Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm, Ossabaw, and The Least Hinge, a volume and chapbook of poems. This reading is co-sponsored by Ice Cube Press, The Nonfiction Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Provost’s Office, and the Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Family Foundation.