BkMk Press Books

Girl in a Library

On Women Writers and the Writing Life

By Kelly Cherry

  Finalist, Library of Virginia People's Choice Awards Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year ...

American Royal, The


By Paxton, Heather

Anyone who's a local history buff, or savvy to the importance of farming and ranching to our local lifestyle, will find The American Royal: 1899-1999 a valuable addition to their library. -- Kansas City Magazi...

Eyes Open in the Dark

8 Essays

By Beasley, Conger Jr.

Conger Beasley's writing is so close to the voice of the casual conversation that as I moved through these marvelous essays I could almost believe we were sitting across from one another in some roadside café as he told his tales of travel ...

Of Life Immense

By Broadstreet, Sarah

Broadstreet presents images of women at the turn of the century. A chronicle of five generations. Priceless for anyone researching functional families or details for historical fiction or drama. Broadstreet is a remarkably literate writer,...

Press Box and City Room

By Gurley, George H

Simpson is more than a poet writing about sports. He is in passionate form. Gurley was a poet and a playwright, and his ability with words is clear. --Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports enthusiasts will enjoy t...

New American Essays

By Beasley, Conger Jr.

"Sharp writing is the hallmark of this 20-essay collection that will shake readers from the mundane. Beasley and Stewart, both editors at New Letters, an international quarterly journal, here offer their best sele...

Kansas City Literary Events

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.


Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.