Chloe Clark, an instructor at Iowa State University, visits Des Moines Area Community College's Carroll campus April 3 to share her poetry and to discuss literature as a profession during Celebration Literary Arts Week.
Chloe Clark, an instructor at Iowa State University, visits Des Moines Area Community College's Carroll campus April 3 to share her poetry and to discuss literature as a profession during Celebration Literary Arts Week.

April 9, 2018

Chloe Clark’s words painted an image of the swirling theme park at the Wisconsin Dells.

Her words made French toast more than just a breakfast food, but a piece of history.

Claire Kruesel changed a simple one-sided conversation into a powerful message: Getting old is OK and natural.

She transformed the science of “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing, into a living creature with human-like characteristics that listeners could picture in their minds.

As part of Des Moines Area Community College’s Celebration of the Literary Arts Week, Iowa State University Instructors Claire Kruesel and Chloe Clark read their poetry at DMACC’s Carroll campus April 3.

Both instructors are also published poets with master’s degrees from Iowa State in creative writing and environment.

DMACC in Carroll was one of the many campuses celebrating Literary Arts Week.

Bethany Sweeney, an English and history instructor at DMACC in Carroll, introduced the speakers.

Sweeney said Literary Arts Week helps show students the importance of writing and its career options.

The Celebration of Literary Arts Week is primarily designed to demonstrate literature in education,” Sweeney said. “It helps our students see how writing works as a career field in the community.”