The Center for the Literary Arts is located in the Van Etten-Lacey House, one half block east of campus at 408 Third Street SW. 

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(319) 895-4432
Box: 1561


The Center for the Literary Arts
600 First St SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

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    Becca Klaver

    Robert P. Dana Director of the Center for the Literary Arts

    Becca Klaver is a writer, teacher, editor, scholar, and literary collaborator. She is the author of several chapbooks and of the poetry collections "LA Liminal" (Kore Press, 2010), "Empire Wasted" (Bloof Books, 2016), and "Ready for the World" (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, she is currently coediting, with Arielle Greenberg, the anthology "Electric Gurlesque" (Saturnalia Books, 2020). Becca grew up in Milwaukee, WI, and holds degrees from the University of Southern California (BA), Columbia College Chicago (MFA), and Rutgers University (PhD).

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