Shark Poems at BookPeople: A Reading from Poet Rob Carney

Poet Rob Carney reads from his latest collection The Book of Sharks (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), at BookPeople of Moscow, an independent bookstore on Main Street. The MFA program books BookPeople for a lot of readings. Earlier this month, two poets; last Spring, a thesis defense; last fall, our newest nonfiction professor. He pulls a … More Shark Poems at BookPeople: A Reading from Poet Rob Carney

Moscow is Quiet in Summer (Except When It’s Not)

Moscow is a college town, so in the summer months, the city depopulates. Students go back home for a few months, professors take time off, and the city is much quieter. There is little traffic around town, and campus is almost completely empty. This far north, the days are long, and it doesn’t get dark … More Moscow is Quiet in Summer (Except When It’s Not)

“Local Within a Hundred Miles”: A Guest Post by T.J. Tranchell

First-year fiction student T.J. Tranchell will present at the Get Lit! Festival in Spokane and Cheney, Washington, next week, along with a few other UI graduate and undergraduate students. He offers the following about the upcoming event. Three years ago, I sat in a large room and listened to Benjamin Percy growl his way through … More “Local Within a Hundred Miles”: A Guest Post by T.J. Tranchell