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Poetry In Public

Poetry in Public celebrates Iowa City’s rich literary tradition and local writing talent by displaying poems by writers of all ages in City buses, downtown kiosks, Iowa City Recreation buildings, and other public facilities from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall. Poems are also archived on the list below. Iowa City is internationally recognized by UNESCO as a City of Literature. 


The final poem selections have been made for the 2014 Poetry in Public program and are now displayed around Iowa City on City buses, City recreation buildings, the Senior Center, and downtown kiosks. Submissions for Poetry in Public 2014 have exceeded all previous year records with 102 Adult submissions and over 430 poems provided by area grade school, junior high and high schools students.  

Poetry in Public 2014:

Adult Poets  Youth Poets

2013 Selected Poets and their Poetry
2012 Selected Poets and their Poetry 
2011 Selected Poets and their Poetry
2010 Selected Poets and their Poetry


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