Library to host presentation on former Iowa farmer and poet

Old Books For Sale
Colorful old books lined up for sale in a flea market

Charles City, Iowa -A nonprofit organization called Humanities Iowa has given the Charles City Public Library funding to host a presentation detailing poems of former Iowa farmer and Poet James Hearst.

The presentation is called “Landscape Iowa: Poems of James Hearst by Scott Cawelti.  It’ s taking place Tuesday night at 6:30 in the Zastrow Meeting Room at the Charles City Public Library.

Cawelti will present several of Hearst’s poems he has set to acoustic steel-string guitar music.  Cawelti was Hearst’s student and colleague from 1968 until Hearst’s death in 1983.