A Celebration of Iowa City!

WILLIAM FORD
At the Iowa City Jazz Festival


I'm a half beat
late, one blue note
after another,
an elegist in parts,
a Mahler of heart
if not, please, sweet
Count Basie.

A Celebration of Iowa City!

This week the Daily Palette is featuring art & writing that celebrates Iowa's fifth largest city (and the State's first capital)--Iowa City!


WILLIAM FORD

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

The Daily Palette Vintage--featuring Iowa Writes: This page was originally published on May 29, 2012.

About Iowa Writes:
Since 2006, "Iowa Writes" has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers on the Daily Palette, and it has recently expanded its scope to include work published by Iowa journals and publishers. Curated by the staff of The Iowa Review, "Iowa Writes" features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction several times a week on the Palette.

This page was first displayed
on January 09, 2014

Find us on Facebook