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Hadara Bar-Nadav

Current City, State, Country

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Hadara Bar-Nadav is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America, and other honors.  Her award-winning books include The Singing Pills (Four Way Books, forthcoming), awarded the Levis Prize; The New Nudity (Saturnalia Books, 2017); Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books, 2013), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012), Editor’s Selection/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 the author of two chapbooks, Fountain and Furnace (Tupelo Press, 2015), awarded the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, and Show Me Yours (Laurel Review/Green Tower Press 2010), awarded the Midwest Poets Series Prize.  In addition, she is co-author with Michelle Boisseau of the best-selling textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. (Pearson, 2011).  Her poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and elsewhere.  She is a Professor of English and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Published Works

Poetry (Full-Lengths)
The Singing Pills (Levis Prize; Four Way Books, forthcoming)
The New Nudity (Saturnalia Books, 2017)
Lullaby (with Exit Sign) (Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; Saturnalia Books, 2013)
The Frame Called Ruin (Editor’s Selection/Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize; New Issues, 2012)
A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight (Margie Book Prize; Margie/Intuit House, 2007)

Poetry (Chapbooks)
Fountain and Furnace (Sunken Garden Poetry Prize; Tupelo Press, 2015)
Show Me Yours (Midwest Poets Series Prize; Laurel Review/Green Tower Press 2010)

Writing Poems, 8th ed., co-author with Michelle Boisseau (Pearson, 2011)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

Professor of English, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Ph.D. in English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
M.A. in English, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
B.A. in English, William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey

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