ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop usually held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community. Support these local artists by following them on their websites and social media pages.
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.”