Please join us for an evening of readings with Susan Aizenberg and Hadara Bar-Nadav. This event is co-sponsored by BkMk Press and UMKC's Creative Writing program.
Susan Aizenberg's newest collection of poems is Quiet City (BkMk Press), featured in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry project. She also is the author of two previous collections, Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP) and Peru (Take Three/2: AGNI New Poets Series/Graywolf) and co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP). Her poems have appeared in such places as Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, The Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Her fellowships and awards include the Nebraska Book Award and Virginia Commonwealth University's Levis Prize for Muse, a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Mari Sandoz Award from the Nebraska Library Association, and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner award. She recently retired from Creighton University in Omaha and now lives in Iowa City.
Hadara Bar-Nadav’s newest book of poetry, The New Nudity, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2017. She is the author of Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books, 2013), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012), Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize; and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (Margie/Intuit House, 2007), awarded the Margie Book Prize. She is also author of two chapbooks, Fountain and Furnace (Tupelo Press, 2015), awarded the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, andShow Me Yours (Laurel Review/Green Tower Press 2010), awarded the Midwest Poets Series Prize. In addition, she is co-author of the textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. (Pearson/Longman, 2011). Her poetry has recently appeared in American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.