UMKC English Professor Wins $25K NEA Fellowship

Prof. Hadara Bar-NadavHadara Bar-Nadav, associate English professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for poetry. She will receive a $25,000 grant to use for writing, research, travel and career advancement.

The NEA creative writing fellowship is the considered among the most distinguished prizes a poet can receive. Judging is anonymous.

Bar-Nadav is the author of “Lullaby (with Exit Sign),” awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; “The Frame Called Ruin,” runner up for the Green Rose Prize; and “A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight,” awarded the Margie Book Prize. She is also the author of two chapbooks, “Fountain and Furnace,” awarded the Sunken Garden Prize, and “Show Me Yours,” awarded the Midwest Poets Series Prize. She is also the co-author of a bestselling textbook called “Writing Poems.”

Bar-Nadav joined the Department of English Language and Literature faculty in 2007.

[UMKC UMatters]