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UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

GANDER AND GROSSMAN WILL READ FEB. 14 -- Poet Forrest Gander and fiction writer Judith Grossman, visiting faculty members in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will read from their work at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in Room 101 of the UI Communication Studies Building.

Gander's publications include the books "Deeds of Utmost Kindness," "Lynchburg" and "Rush to the Lake." His poetry has appeared in Grand Street, the Harvard Review, Ironwood, the Partisan Review, the Southern Review, TriQuarterly and Conjunctions, among many others. His work has been anthologized in collections that include the "Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry," "The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative North American Poetry," "New Directions 53" and "Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry."

Gander, who has worked as a filmmaker and translator, has read his work to audiences in Moscow, New York, Mexico, Arkansas and San Francisco, among other locations. He is the recipient of the Foundation for Poetry Award (1994), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry (1989) and a Yaddo Foundation Fellowship (1988).

Grossman is the author of "Her Own Terms," a novel that was nominated for the Hemingway Prize in 1988 and was identified by the New York Times as one of the outstanding books published that year.

Her story "Faultline" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 1993. Her fiction has appeared in publications that include the Village Voice, the North American Review, the New England Review and Ploughshares. Essays and reviews have been published in the Yale Review, the Georgia Review, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice Literary Supplement and the Women's Review of Books among others.

Grossman is the recipient of honors and awards including fellowships from the Cummington Community of the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar; a Fulbright Traveling Scholarship; the President's Faculty Award from Mt. Ida College; and the Wien International Scholarship from Brandeis University.

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