By Subcription: Writing by Major Jackson, Janet Burroway, Yusef Komunyakaa, Kim Addonizio and other writers and artists. 

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In the first part of this interview, former California Poet Laureate Al Young reads from his book Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry.

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The anthology explores how the Middle East has captured the imaginations of a significant group of Native American poets.

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Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2016 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Jericho Brown

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Julia Alvarez

Lawrence, Kan.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Francine Prose

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Writers for Readers

Literacy KC & UMKC's Creative Writing Program team up to raise money for a local literacy program. Contributors can enjoy dinner while listening to a conversation between UMKC novelist Whitney Terrell & Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. (Click names to hear earlier radio shows with each writer; more on the event here.)

A Stand for Conger Beasley Jr.

The death of one of the most significant literary figures of the Kansas City region, Conger Beasley Jr., on Aug. 9, 2016, author of over 19 books of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, articles and art, has gone . . .

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C.D. Wright Collection

This collection features a CD containing both the 1999 and the 2009 interviews with acclaimed poet C.D. Wright. For a limited time, these programs are also available for free streaming through our archives.