The Java House is a cafe on the east side of Iowa City, where writers gather to work, write and meet.
Some of these poems were written in the mornings at the First Avenue Java House and others at home very late at night. I recently founded the School of Prophetic Existentialism. It was an accident.
– Marvin Bell, explaining his writing process during a reading at Prairie Lights, Feb. 22, 2006
Reading at Prairie Lights, Feb. 22, 2006, Audio