…The sun is my pilot light,
I shall not want it to fail or the moon to cease turning
its white blade through the clouds.
(from “West Coast Oceanic”)
reads from his work
in the River Readings at Augustana.
Originally from Long Island, NY, Bell taught writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
at the University of Iowa for 40 years.
He was Iowa’s first poet laureate, from 2000 to 2004.
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
reception to follow
More poems on Moodle (library/River Readings).