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2011.11.15> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Author Wayne Miller to Visit UNO

Omaha - Concluding the 2010 Missouri Valley Reading Series, poet Wayne Miller will read from his new book The Book of Props, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 P.M. in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.

Miller is the author of two collections of poems, The Book of Props (Milkweed, 2009) and Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006), which received the William Rockhill Nelson Award; his third collection, The City, Our City, will be published by Milkweed in the fall of 2011. He is also the translator of Moikom Zeqo’s I Don’t Believe in Ghosts (BOA Editions, 2007) and an editor (with Kevin Prufer and 22 regional editors) of New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008).

The recipient of the George Bogin Award, the Lucille Medwick Award (in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009), and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, as well as a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Bess Hokin Prize from the Poetry Foundation, Miller lives in Kansas City and teaches as the University of Central Missouri, where he edits Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

For information, contact Miles Waggener (402) 554-2151, mwaggener@unomaha.edu .

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