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Nebaskan poet Marjorie Saiser to read

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— I Have Nothing to Say About Fire
Marjorie Saiser's latest book,
published May 1, 2016
WHAT: Reading by Marjorie Saiser
WHEN: 7 p.m. — Tuesday, July 11, 2017
WHERE: G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture 2010 University Drive, West Campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney — Kearney, Nebraska

Marjorie Saiser tries to connect our awareness between violence, cruelty and the moments of happiness we experience on a daily basis. She explores these themes in her latest collection of poetry, I Have Nothing to Say About Fire, published in 2016.

The Lincoln-based poet worked towards a master's degree in creative writing in the 1990s where she met William Kloefkorn who influenced her writing.

Storyteller Garrison Keillor read her seven of her poems on "A Writer's Almanac.".

   "I Have Nothing to Say About Fire is Marjorie Saiser's fifth full-length book of poems. She co-edited Road Trip (The Backwaters Press, 2003), which features interviews with writers who teach, and she also co-edited Times of Sorrow / Times of Grace (The Backwaters Press, 2002), a collection of prose and poetry by women of the Great Plains. 

Saiser's awards include the WILLA Award for Poetry in 2014, four Nebraska Book Awards, the Nebraska Literary Heritage Award, an Academy of American Poets Award, the Vreeland Award, and the Leo Love Award. 

She was named Distinguished Artist in Poetry by the Nebraska Arts Council in 2009. Saiser's poems have been published in the anthologies Women Write Resistance and The Untidy Season as well as in American Life in Poetry, The Writer's Almanac, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, Nimrod, Rattle, The Chattahoochee Review, Cream City Review, Smartish Pace, burntdistrict, RHINO, The Fourth River, Field, and Cimarron Review.

— Publisher's blurb from Amazon

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