Robert Dana, distinguished Iowa poet and winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, read fromSummer.
Donald Caswell, Kansas City poet, teacher, newspaper writer, and currently the director of communications for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, read from3-Legged Dog.
Keith Ratzlaff, award-winning poet and member of the Central College English faculty, read from new work. Ratzlaff is the winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry and author of 4 chapbooks and 2 poetry collections.
Walter Cannon, Central College Professor of English, read new and selected poems.
Marvin Bell, Poet Laureate of Iowa and long-time teacher at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, read fromNightworks: Poems 1962-2000.
Barbara Robinette Moss, winner of the William Faulkner Creative Writing Award, read from her stunning memoirChange Me into Zeus's Daughter.