Struthers, Twemlow to read their recently published poetry at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or

2018-03-06 08:28:28 - General

Retired Coe English Professor Ann Struthers and Coe Assistant Professor of English Nick Twemlow will read from their new poetry books on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall of Hickok Hall. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Struthers' latest publication, "The Kindness of Crocodiles," was the winner of the Wild Leek Press Inaugural Chapbook Competition. Twemlow's second collection, "Attributed to the Harrow Painter," was published in late 2017 in the Kuhl House Poets Series by the University of Iowa Press.

Ann Struthers
Ann Struthers
Retired Coe English Professor

An accomplished poet, Struthers is the author of three chapbooks and two collections of poetry. She has published numerous book reviews, articles in literature reference books, academic essays and short fiction. Her poems have appeared in The North American Review, Poetry International, The Iowa Review, The Hudson Review and others. Many of these poems have featured animals.

While at Coe, Struthers taught poetry classes and was also the faculty advisor for the Poetry Club. She also taught Middle Eastern literature. In active retirement, Struthers stays busy with writing, reading and research. Currently, she is working on a series of translation of a ninth-century Arabic poet who also wrote about animals.

Struthers treasures her experiences as a Fulbright Fellow that inspired her writing, especially her fellowship at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka for a year, and another fellowship for two years at the University of Aleppo in Syria.

Nick Twemlow
Nick Twemlow
Assistant Professor of English

Twemlow teaches creative writing and film at Coe. His first collection of poems, "Palm Trees" (Green Lantern Press, 2012), won the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. His poems have been published in A Public Space, Best American Non-required Reading, Boston Review, The Paris Review and elsewhere. His film and video works have played Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, Athens and many other film festivals.

Twemlow is the recipient of a Princess Grace Honorarium in Filmmaking. He is a senior editor for The Iowa Review and co-edits Canarium Books.

For more information on the program, call 319-399-8000.