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KC Poetry on the Move: Poetry and Brunch

Join Our Daily Nada and Young Friends of the Library as we host Poetry & Brunch. Enjoy the brunch offerings of Our Daily Nada while four of KC's best poets perform their works. We are joined by Hadara Bar-Nadav, Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Bridget Lowe. 

About our readers:
Hadara Bar-Nadav’s most recent book of poetry is The New Nudity (Saturnalia Books, 2017).
Her previous books include 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 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, 8 th ed. (Pearson, 2011). Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America, and others. She is a Professor of English and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Bridget Lowe is the author of My Second Work (forthcoming 2020) and At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky, both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared in publications including Poetry, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Parnassus, American Poetry Review, and Boston Review. In 2015 she was awarded the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Kansas City, where she was born.

Jenny Molberg is the author of Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the 2014 Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017) and Refusal (forthcoming, LSU Press). She is the recipient of a 2019-2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as scholarships and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the CD Wright conference. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Tupelo Quarterly, Boulevard, and other publications. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and edits Pleiades magazine. Find her online at

Erin Adair-Hodges is the author of Let’s All Die Happy, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. A Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholar in Poetry, Sewanee-Claudia Emerson scholar, she's also been the recipient of The Sewanee Review’s Allen Tate Prize and the Loraine Williams Prize from The Georgia Review. Her work can be seen in journals such Kenyon Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner and more. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Missouri and the Poetry Editor for Pleiades.

Doors open at 10AM with poetry starting at 11AM. The event is free and there will be food and drink for purchase. Space is limited so sign up soon! RSVP through Eventbrite