Book Wings

Book Wings: A Virtual Drama

Edited by Christopher Merrill and Ashley Davidson 

Between 2012 and 2014, a partnership  between the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Moscow Art Theatre, the home stage of Stanislavsky and Chekhov, in  collaboration with the University’s Department of Theatre Arts, produced three installments of Book Wings, a collaborative exchange and performance initiative designed to bring  together writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals from the United States and partner countries in a virtual environment.

The  literary foundation of this project were twenty original works  commissioned from distinguished Russian and American poets, fiction  writers and dramatists. Presented in this volume side by side, this  stellar mix of young voices from the two countries ranges from haunting  to startling.​ Contributors include:

PART I | 2012: Inga Kuznetsova, Linor Goralik, Dora Malech, Matthew Zapruder, Anna Russ, Quan Barry, Terrance Hayes, and Maxim Amelin

​PART II | 2013: Marina Krapivina, Nataliya Moshina, Carlos Murillo, Victoria Stewart, Maksym Kurochkin, Sherry Kramer

PART III | 2014: Ksenia Dragunskaya, Maxim Osipov, Robin Romm, Anthony Marra, Michelle Carter, Herman Sadulaev

243 pages / Cover images by Nate Brown/ Design by Shari DeGraw