Hadara Bar-Nadav to Read in Salina Spring Poetry Series

Hadara Bar-Nadav to Read in Salina Spring Poetry Series

The 40th Salina Spring Poetry Series, sponsored and organized by Salina Arts & Humanities, continues on Tuesday, April 9, with a reading by Hadara Bar-Nadav.

The reading will begin at 7 pm at Red Fern Booksellers (106 S Santa Fe Ave). Admission will be $5 cash at the door and free for students with ID.

Traci Brimhall, Kansas Poet Laureate, curated this year’s series. Brimhall selected poets with a broad range of perspectives who will share their work in Salina this month.

“One of the first poets I met when I moved to Kansas a decade ago was Hadara Bar-Nadav. She had seen I had moved to the state and reached out to me, which is such an amazing act of generosity for someone in a new place. I'm thrilled to hear her read from her new book out this year, The Animal Is Chemical. Her work is always beautiful, but these new poems about the body, trauma, and the pharmaceutical industry are exceptionally powerful. These poems heal me in ways that medicine can't.” says Brimhall.

Hadara Bar-Nadav is an NEA fellow and award-winning author of several books of poetry, among them The Animal Is Chemical, The New Nudity, Lullaby (with Exit Sign), The Frame Called Ruin, and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight, as well as the chapbooks Fountain and Furnace and Show Me Yours. She is also co-author with Michelle Boisseau of the best-selling textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and elsewhere.  Hadara is a Professor of English and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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