Volume 81 no. 2 features new writing from Mia Leonin, William Trowbridge, Dennis Kennedy, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Margo Berdeshevsky.


In this presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Martín Espada discusses how his poetry helps give voice to those who would otherwise be silenced.


A book by Thomas McAfee was the first full-length publication from BkMk Press in 1975. Forty years later, BkMk is celebrating that occasion by publishing McAfee’s “There Is Not Fashion to It: Selected Poems.”


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Kansas City Literary Events

Harryette Mullen & Meta DuEwa Jones

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Paula McLain

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lonita Cook

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, August 14, 2015


New Book by Robert Day in July

The Billion Dollar Dream, Robert Day’s third story collection, will be published July, 2015, by BkMk Press.

New Letters Nurtures Writers

On June 10th, Juan Felipe Herrera was named the 21st U.S. poet laureate, making him the first Chicano poet to serve in that role. New Letters on the Air captured him early in his career and thanks to a Save America's Treasures grant, he can be heard for free in our Audio Archives. More information available here.


Nikki Giovanni CD Collection

Special Pricing: This two CD collection features programs from 198819941998, and 2015 with poet Nikki Giovanni. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced and are available through our archives.