Iwen wins prize

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that UW-Superior professor Jayson Iwen has won a $5,000 poetry prize.

Jayson Iwen, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, will receive a $5,000 prize and have his poetry collection, Roze & Blud, published by the University of Arkansas Press.

Iwen teaches writing and is also the co-translator of a book of poetry originally written in Arabic by Lebanese poet Jawdat Fakhreddine.

In comments published on the University of Wisconsin-Superior website, Iwen described his forthcoming book as split between the perspective of two characters, one a teenage girl growing up in a trailer park and the other a retired Vietnam veteran.

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