Iowa Literaria, the electronic literary journal of the Master of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing program at the University of Iowa, launched its first issue on Tuesday, Feb. 26!
The inaugural issue of this Spanish-language literary magazine contains a dossier on the great Chilean poet (and former UI faculty member) Óscar Hahn, who just received the National Prize on Literature of Chile; a collection of short stories by young Bolivian writers; essays on the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo; and poetry by students in the Spanish Creative Writing MFA program. It also contains an exclusive interview with the Argentinean writer Federico Falco, who came last fall to Iowa City by invitation of the International Writing Program (IWP).
Created with the support of the UI’s Digital Studio for Public Humanities, the journal strives to become a link to the Spanish literary community in the U.S. and around the world, hosting the works of that community’s writers. It also aims to connect to the growing Hispanic audience in the state of Iowa and contribute to the significance of Iowa City as a UNESCO City of Literature.
Iowa Literaria's executive board comprises professors of the Master of Fine Arts in Spanish Creative Writing program; its editor is professor and writer Horacio Castellanos Moya.
From all of us here at the Iowa Review: Welcome, Iowa Literaria!