A Conversation with William Bortz and Nina Lohman


Fri May 26 2023 at 12:00 am


Sidekick Coffee & Books | Iowa City, IA

Many Small Hungerings is the newest collection of poignant poetry from writer and poet William Bortz. In his follow-up to 2021’s “The Grief We Are Given”, Bortz dives even deeper into the complexities of grief and loss, as well as the ever-elusive grip of nostalgia and memory. A warm embrace in a cold world, “Many Small Hungerings” is a must-have for every lover of poetry.
William Bortz is a husband, poet, writer, and editor living in Des Moines, IA. He currently is a volunteer curator for Button Poetry and volunteer reader at Longleaf Review. His work has appeared in Ghost City Press, Oxidant Engine, Okay Donkey, Empty Mirror, Turnpike Magazine, and others. William is the author of two books of poetry, The Grief We’re Given (Central Avenue, 2021) and Many Small Hungerings (Andrews McMeel, 2023). Growing up, William spent time in foster care, in homelessness, and in shelters. His aim in writing is to explore how joy lives in uncertainty and mourning.
Nina Lohman (she/her) is the author of “The Body Alone” (University of Iowa Press, 2024), a lyrical nonfiction inquiry into the experience, meaning, and articulation of pain. Originally from California, she lives in Iowa City and is the founder and publisher of Brink, a nonprofit, in-print literary journal that champions hybrid and cross-genre work of creatives who tend to reside outside traditional artistic disciplines. Lohman is the Literary Programming Director for the Mission Creek Festival, an annual immersive music and literature festival honoring independent expression. A graduate of Fuller, she is currently working on a collection of micro-essays on the subject of release.

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