April 18: VWRS - Robyn Schiff and Nick Twemlow
Robyn Schiff is the director of undergraduate writing at the University of Iowa. She is the author of the poetry collections Revolver (2008) and Worth (2002), both published by the University of Iowa Press, Kuhl House Poets series, and Novel Influenza, a chapbook from The Catenary Press. Her work has been represented in several anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande, 2006), Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (Iowa, 2007), and Transatlantic Verse (Duration, 2005). She was a featured poet at the 2007 Poetry Society of America Festival of New American Poets, and was recognized with an award from the Greenwall Fund by the Academy of American Poets in 2002. Robyn was a 2008 fellow at the Brown Foundation Fellows Residence Program at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France, where she began work on her third book, a long poem that takes the myth and metaphor of the vampire as its starting point. She coedits The Canary and Canarium Books.
Nick Twemlow is a film maker, poet and editor. His book of poems is Palm Trees, 2012. He is a senior editor at The Iowa Review, and co-edits Canarium Books. His short films have played many festivals, including SXSW, Tribeca, and Slamdance. He received a Princess Grace Honorarium in Filmmaking in 2011.
The Visiting Writers Reading Series is supported by Whitman's department of English, the Mabel Groseclose fund, the offices of the Dean/Provost and President, and through a generous anonymous donation.