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2007.11.01 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Two Poets to Read for Nov. 7 Missouri Valley Reading Series Event

Omaha - Poets James Jay and Zachary Schomburg will each read some of their work as part of the Missouri Valley Reading Series on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building, will host the 7:30 p.m. event.

Jay, the founding editor of Two Dogs Press, will read from his book, The Undercards, which was recently published by Gorsky Press.  He teaches poetry and American literature at Northern Arizona University and directs The Northern Arizona Book Festival in Flagstaff, Ariz., where he is also the weekly poetry correspondent for Koshari Television.       

Schomburg will read from his collection of poems, The Man Suit, which is now available from Black Ocean Press.  His work has appeared widely in such journals as the Denver Quarterly, Absent, Pilot, and Typo.  Schomburg edits the online literary journal, Octopus, as well as Octopus Books, and he co-curates The Clean Part Reading Series in Lincoln, Neb.

The Missouri Valley Reading Series is free and open to the campus community and public. For more information, call 554-2151.

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