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- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 25.00
The Drake Relays are one of the iconic events of track and field in the United States. World and Olympic champions test their speed and stamina on the famed Blue Oval in Des Moines, Iowa, every April, and by spring 2013 they had set fourteen world records and fifty-one American records. But unlike most other top meets, this one also features college... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 29.95
An essential introduction to a rapidly growing field of study, The Fan Fiction Studies Reader gathers in one place the key foundational texts of the fan studies corpus, with a focus on fan fiction. Collected here are important texts by scholars whose groundbreaking work established the field and outlined some of its enduring questions. Editors Karen... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.95
A lyrical coming-of-age memoir, Down from the Mountaintop chronicles a quest for belonging. Raised in northwestern Montana by Pentecostal homesteaders whose twenty-year experiment in subsistence living was closely tied to their faith, Joshua Dole?al experienced a childhood marked equally by his parents? quest for spiritual transcendence and the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00
How far are we from the Lake District? How far from the garden? Eric Linsker?s first book scrolls down the Anthropocene, tracking our passage through a technophilic pastoral where work and play are both forms of making others suffer in order to exist. In La Far , the world is faraway near, a hell conveniently elsewhere in which workers bundle Foxconn?s... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00
??Go play!? advises Peary in her third collection, and we do, with ?a tassel of rain,? with ?dove-colored sounds? and ?starter castles.? The topos is New England archaeology; it?s Colorforms and Legos; Charley Harper landscapes become interiors; we are delighted to already find ourselves where we couldn?t possibly get to.??Caroline Knox, author, ... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 17.00
As a young writer with neither profession nor money, William Wordsworth committed himself to a career as a poet, embracing what he believed was his destiny. But even the ?giant Wordsworth,? as his friend and collaborator Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him, had his doubts. In Myself and Some Other Being , Daniel Robinson presents a young Wordsworth,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1982; US$ 20.00
A successful professional painter and art instructor for years, Benedict was dissatisfied that she could paint petal-perfect flowers and expensive portraits of wealthy clients, but could not capture the light on the garden at dusk or the tender hands and faces of her own children. Seven years ago she walked into a poetry workshop and found... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 29.95
This collection of essays and poems about the influence of jazz on writing and culture in this country, an expanded edition of the 1986 publication, is a rewarding volume for all those entranced by jazz. Carruth brings his considerable poetic and literary sensibilities to bear on a topic very near to his heart: "Those who are devoted primarily... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1995; US$ 23.00
Blood and anger, bragging and pain, are all part of this young Iowa soldier's vigorous words about war and soldiering. A twenty-year-old farmer from Council Bluffs, Charles O. Musser was one of the 76,000 Iowans who enlisted to wear the blue uniform. He was a prolific writer, penning at least 130 letters home during his term of service with the 29th... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1995; US$ 27.95
Intercultural couples struggle, often quite successfully, with the kind of questions anyone who wants to live responsibly in a multicultural world must raise. They live, as we must all learn to do, in a place where multiple cultures find expression. This engaging anthology of literary nonfiction celebrates the creative potential of choosing ... more...