UI Krause Essay Prize

Nonfiction Writing Program students help judge Krause Essay Prize

DeafBlind essayist and poet John Lee Clark is the winner of the 2022 Krause Essay Prize, hosted by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program.
Bowling team including writer Richard Frailing

Richard Frailing awarded Roxanne Mueller Prize

Friday, May 5, 2023
NWP student Richard Frailing won this year's Roxanne Mueller Award for his essay, "Silver Salt."
closeup image of female hand writing in notebook

Opinion | English and Creative Writing Majors Graduate with Beneficial Skills

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Naomi Rivera Morales shares an Opinion piece in the Daily Iowan on how an English and Creative Writing degree allows students to grow into a skilled, versatile individual.
Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp

Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp wins Staff Excellence Award

Eighteen University of Iowa staff members – including Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp, academic coordinator for graduate programs in the Department of English – were honored with this year’s UI Staff Council Awards for achievements ranging from excellence in service to leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
DK Nnuro

NPR Books: DK Nnuro on his Debut Novel 'What Napoleon Could Not Do'

Friday, February 17, 2023
In this interview with NPR, Derek (DK) Nnuro talks about his debut novel, "What Napoleon Could Not Do," a book that depicts how America is seen through the eyes of three characters with African ties.
Tara Bynum

Tara Bynum: Finding Joy in Black Writing

Friday, February 10, 2023
Tara Bynum was recently interviewed on PBS' Amanpour & Co.
Fall 2022 AHI Recipients

OVPR selects faculty for Fall 2022 AHI Awards

Kathy Lavezzo and Stephen Voyce are among eight College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty receiving grant funding through the Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI), a grant program supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Instructor sitting in her office reviewing a paper with a student

Donika Kelly receives National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

Award-winning poet and University of Iowa English faculty member Donika Kelly is one of 36 writers to receive a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship for 2023.
Tara Bynum

Tara Bynum publishes piece in Public Books

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Assistant Professor Tara Bynum recently had a piece titled "Failure's Gifts" published in Public Books.

UI professors selected for multi-state NSF project to improve ‘blue economy’

Eric Gidal, a UI English professor, will lead a team of graduate students from programs in the arts and humanities who will develop different forms of media to share stories from Iowa about nitrogen pollution and water quality.