Hadara Bar-Nadav (she/her)

Hadara Bar-Nadav (she/her)
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
118 Cockefair Hall
Poetry; Creative Writing; Poetics; Interdisciplinarity


Dr. Bar-Nadav, who came to UMKC in 2007, is an award-winning poet. Her research areas include the writing of poetry and creative writing, hybrid forms, interdisciplinarity, modern and contemporary poetry, women’s poetry, and the Harlem Renaissance. Additional research areas include the intersection of poetry and history, art, medicine, and trauma, as well as erasure poetry. 

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Graduate and undergraduate courses in creative writing, the writing of poetry, hybrid forms and interdisciplinarity, modern and contemporary poetry, women’s poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, and Black women writers.


  • The Singing Pills. Forthcoming from Four Way Books, 2024.  Awarded the Levis Poetry Prize.
  • The New Nudity. Saturnalia Books, 2017.
  • Fountain and Furnace. Tupelo Press, 2015. Awarded the Sunken Garden Poetry Award, selected by Peter Stitt.
  • Lullaby (with Exit Sign). Saturnalia Books, 2013. Awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize.
  • The Frame Called Ruin. New Issues, 2012. Awarded Runner-Up/Editor’s Selection for the Green Rose Prize.
  • Writing Poems, 8th ed. Pearson/Longman, 2011. Print. Co-authored with Michelle Boisseau.
  • Show Me Yours. Laurel Review/Green Tower Press, 2010. Awarded the Midwest Chapbook Series Prize, selected by Martha Collins.
  • A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight. Margie/Intuit House, 2007. Awarded  the Margie First Book Prize.


  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry
  • Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Award
  • Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize from Crazyhorse
  • Fellowships to attend the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Awarded the Levis Poetry Prize from Four Way Books
  • Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize from Saturnalia Books
  • Editor’s Selection/Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press
  • Margie Book Prize from Margie
  • Sunken Garden Poetry Prize from Tupelo Press
  • Midwest Chapbook Series Prize from Laurel Review/GreenTower Press