Art in the Afternoon | Poetry Month

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Art in the Afternoon | Poetry Month

April 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cory Hutchinson-Reuss and Kathleen Maris Paltrineri

In recognition of National Poetry Month, Art in the Afternoon in April will feature two local poets, Cory Hutchinson-Reuss and Kathleen Maris Paltrineri, reading some of their works and discussing their ideas about poetry and how those ideas shape their writing.

Cory Hutchinson-Reuss grew up in Arkansas and holds a PhD in English from the University of Iowa. Her poems have appeared in journals such as American Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Witness, wildness, and The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week Feature. She has been a Best New Poets nominee and the recipient of the Lynda Hull Memorial Prize for Poetry from Crazyhorse. She lives in Iowa City and serves as a Poetry Reader for The Adroit Journal. She describes her poetry as “a mode of inquiry, a flexible structure for holding (not necessarily resolving) unknowing, tension, and wonder. To that end, my poems are often more invested in associations and possibilities than narrative clarity…My goal is for the poem to become a threshold space that opens me and the reader to the grief and astonishment of being human.”

Kathleen Maris Paltrineri is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from Iowa. She received her MFA from the University of New Hampshire where she studied with former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic. She was the Fall Residency coordinator for the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program where she created, edited, and produced Origins: The International Writing Program Podcast. In 2018, she was a Jentel Artist Residency Fellow, a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell College, and a volunteer instructor in the University of Iowa’s Liberal Arts Beyond Bars program. Her poems have appeared in The Atlas ReviewThrush Poetry JournalOutlook Springs, and in online literary magazines. She translates poetry from Norwegian and Spanish and is a candidate in the University of Iowa’s Literary Translation Workshop. Of her work, she says: “My poetics is a poetics of bewilderment…Throughout the history of poetry, the relationship of a writer to bewilderment and its variants of grief, ecstasy, awe, confusion, wonder, and love has inspired excellent works… My poetry aspires to do the same. I strive to write poetry that dwells in love, life, death, and awe.”


April 24, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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