MWC Press, the publishing imprint of the Midwest Writing Center, is honored to announce the publication of My Cancer Chronicle, the final book of poems from the former Quad City Poet Laureate and long-time Davenport Central High School teacher Richard “Dick” Stahl (1939-2020).
Calling all QC poets! Dead Poets Espresso & the Midwest Writing Center are partnering to feature local poets’ work during April, which is National Poetry Month.
The selected poems will be featured at Dead Poet’s Espresso (1525 3rd Ave A, Moline, IL) and the Moline Public Library throughout the month of April. If enough submissions are received, additional poems will be selected and rotated throughout the month. We are also looking for other partner venues to showcase the poems—if you are interested in hosting, please contact MWC.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Iron Pen 2022. We received many terrific entries from writers across a record 16 states, and our judges had difficult decisions to make in their evaluations with such strong and various work in each category. Without any further ado, here are the winners of the 2022 Iron Pen Contest, by category: