Nick Twemlow

Poet and filmmaker Nick Twemlow is a senior editor of the Iowa Review and co-editor of Canarium Books. His first collection of poetry, Palm Trees (2012), won the Norma Farber first book award from the Poetry Society of America. Judge Timothy Liu noted of Twemlow’s work, “Reading Twemlow gives one a deep sense about what's exciting about the lyrical possibilities embodied not in just of a first book of poems but any book of poems. . . . I was enticed by verbal savvy, consequential wordplay, cultural élan.” 
 
Twemlow’s films have played Athens, FLEX, Slamdance, Shnit International, SXSW, Tribeca, and other film festivals. In 2011 he received a Princess Grace Honorarium in Filmmaking. He lives in Iowa City with his wife, the poet Robyn Schiff, and their son.

In July 2013, Twemlow was a featured writer for Harriet.

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Poet and filmmaker Nick Twemlow is a senior editor of the Iowa Review and co-editor of Canarium Books. His first collection of poetry, Palm Trees (2012), won the Norma Farber first book award from the Poetry Society of America. Judge Timothy Liu noted of Twemlow’s work, “Reading Twemlow gives one a deep sense about what's exciting about the lyrical possibilities embodied not in just of a first book of poems but any book of . . .

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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