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March 20, 2007

Reading By Poets Hart And Nadelberg Will Stream On UI Web Site March 26

Poets Matt Hart and Amanda Nadelberg will read from their work at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live at the University of Iowa's Writing University Web site,

Hart will read from "Who's Who Vivid," poems that Tony Hoagland described as "romantic, heroic and tragic in a fresh, very contemporary way," and Nadelberg will read from "Isa the Truck Named Isadore," winner of the 2006 Slope Editions Poetry Prize selected by Lisa Jarnot.

Hart received his Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from Warren Wilson College. His poems have been published in journals including Canary, Conduit, Ploughshares, Salt Hill and Spinning Jenny. Online his work can be encountered in Diagram, H_NGM_N, Octopus, Stirring and Typo.

Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2003 for "Best American Poetry," he has also been awarded fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the Warren Wilson MFA Program. He is a co-founder and editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety.

A 20-year veteran of the punk rock music scene, his music has appeared in major motion pictures and on MTV.

Jarnot wrote in her introduction to Nadelberg's volume, "Great talent gravitates to and from the center of Minnesota. . . . Think of Bob Dylan or James Wright or Jack Spicer."

Nadelberg's poems have appeared in journals including Octopus, jubilat, Canary, Unpleasant Event Schedule, No: a journal of the arts and Conduit.

The Writing University Web site provides a handy portal to the UI writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, the Translation Workshop, the UI Press and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. It also centralizes writing news, lists upcoming events and provides access to a wealth of writing materials: texts, journals, lists of Iowa-connected writers and publications, historic videos and archived audio. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed.

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