By Molly Powell-Littler
Poetry in high school is living through Jennavie Reyes and Lozano throwing down versus on a chocolate filled Monday morning.
“More people fail at businness than at art,” Lozano said.
Lozano, a published poet in the Iowa Review spoke about the importance of creative writing not dying in high school to several Language Arts classes at City High. Students were encouraged to publish their work in the newly revived City High Review. She also stressed the importance of Iowa City as a mecca for writers.
“The Iowa Writers Workshop at the University is the most prestigious writing workshop in the country.”
Lozano encouraged young writers to take advantage of it. She eased some students fears of becoming writers/poets, stating that “more people fail at becoming successful business people then fail at becoming an artist”. Her biggest advice for people who are interested in being writers was that “you need to read, and you need to read a lot.”
Poets and writers at the University of Iowa will be hosting a Writers Tailgate before the Iowa v. Penn State game at the Iowa City Public Library.