Big Tent Reading: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Andy Farkas, and Louise Krug
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, 8th ed. (Pearson/Longman, 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.
Andrew Farkas' Self-Titled Debut, a collection of fictions, won the Subito Press Prose Contest in 2009. His work has appeared in North American Review, The Cincinnati Review, and The Florida Review, among other places. His story, "The Ballad of Ailin' Alan Smithee," was a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXV, and his essay, "Somewhere Better Than This Place," was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. He is a fiction editor at The Collagist and an English professor at Washburn University.
Louise Krug is an English professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She has written two memoirs about her 2005 brain surgeries, Louise: Amended (2012) and Tilted: The Post Brain-Surgery Journals (2016). She became an Assistant Professor of Nonfiction Writing at Washburn University in 2016, and lives in Topeka, Kansas with her husband, Nick Krug, and two children. She is currently working on a project called Women Coming Through It, where she interviews women with mental and/or physical disabilities.