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2010.10.28> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Author, Translator and Poet Matthew Zapruder to Visit UNO

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Writer's Workshop will host award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder, who will read from his new book Come on All You Ghosts, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Dodge Room. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading.

Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry: American Linden (Tupelo Press, 2002), The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006), selected by Tony Hoagland as the winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Come on All You Ghosts, published by Copper Canyon in Fall of 2010. He is also co-translator of Secret Weapon, the final collection by the late Romanian poet Eugen Jebeleanu (Coffee House Press, 2007).

His poems, essays and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications, including Harvard Review, Paris Review, The New Republic, The Boston Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Believer and The Los Angeles Times. Zapruder is the 2010 Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at the University of California-Berkeley. The Zapruder reading is free and open to the public. For information, please contact Miles Waggener (402) 554.2151 or mwaggener@unomaha.edu .

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