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CIA and The Iowa Workshop


Did you know the CIA helped fund the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in the 1960s to combat the Soviets? This is all according to an article by Eric Bennett in the Chronicle of Higher Education:“How Iowa Flattened Literature.”

This sounds like something from the Coen Brothers or Matt Kindt, but it happened.

Here’s a podcast that Kevin Eagan and I did about it for Critical Margins.

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