Iowa Writes

JOSEF LLEWELLYN
Remembering Iowa in American Sentences


1. Barbaric joy, when a river overcomes its banks, remembering.

2. The wind, like static through the trees, whispers memories of carried leaves.

3. We scrape and churn and suck, but the land remembers the prairie grasses.

4. No such thing as silence, here; one must only remember the language.

5. With air so hot and wet, how does one remember the cold, dry winter?

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu


JOSEF LLEWELLYN

Josef Llewellyn is a Minnesota migrant to Dallas Center, Iowa. He has a passion for Midwestern land and heritage.

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