Iowa Writes

Marv's Abode

Standing over the gravesite
making it as I desire
not to selfish means
but to save what is left of him.

Chattering as I go…

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.

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Sandie Seeger, D.O., is a professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, a trauma surgeon in Chicago, and a native Iowan (born and raised in Hampton). “Marv’s Abode” is about a native Iowan, Marvin Fink, who farmed land around Latimer, Iowa. He farmed the same land for 60 years and died of colon cancer this summer.

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