The Iowa Review's Annual Prairie Lights Reading
Join editor Harry Stecopoulos as he hosts a reading of prose and poetry from current and forthcoming issues of The Iowa Review. Writers Amber Dermont, Hai-Dang Phan, and D.J. Savarese will read. A celebratory reception will conclude the evening.
Amber Dermont is the New York Times best-selling author of The Starboard Sea and Damage Control. She teaches fiction writing at Rice University and is currently a visiting professor in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Hai-Dang Phan is the author of Small Wars, a chapbook of poems (Conclusive Editions, 2016). A graduate of the University of Florida’s MFA program in creative writing, he lives in Des Moines and teaches at Grinnell College.
D.J. Savarese studied anthropology and creative writing at Oberlin College, where he was a recipient of the William Battrick Poetry Fellowship and an ASAN Scholar Fellow. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in The Iowa Review, Prospect, Seneca Review, Stone Canoe, Wordgathering, and Voices for Diversity and Social Justice: A Literary Education Anthology. Four of his poems can be seen this fall in the ITVS-funded documentary Deej, which he coproduced and narrated.