Diana Goetsch in conversation with Amy Margolis

May 26, 2022 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Diana Goetsch to celebrate the release of her memoir This Body I Wore. Diana will be joined in conversation by Amy Margolis.

Diana Goetsch is an American poet and essayist. Her poems have appeared widely, in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and in the collections Nameless Boy, In America and others. She also wrote the “Life in Transition” blog at The American Scholar. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and The New School, where she served as the Grace Paley Teaching Fellow. For twenty-one years Goetsch was a New York City public school teacher, at Stuyvesant High School and at Passages Academy in the Bronx, where she ran a creative writing program for incarcerated teens.

Amy Margolis is the Director of the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at The University of Iowa. She holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow in fiction. She’s taught fiction and nonfiction writing in the Festival, at The University of Iowa, and as a visiting writer nationwide. Her fiction appears in The Iowa Review. She is currently at work on a memoir-in-shards about her life as a dancer in the late seventies, at the onset of the AIDS crisis.