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James McKinley

Former editor of New Letters magazine, James McKinley discusses his nonfiction work Assassination in American, for which he int...

Dave Smith

The poet, writer, critic, editor, and educator Dave Smith reads a selection of his po...

Philip Levine

This program features National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Philip Levine reading from his Selected Poems at public reading performances in W...

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Malamud Award has written both fiction as well as drama. In this program ...

Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin reads poems from Up Country, for which she won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and from ...

Sonia Sanchez

This program was recorded inside Attica Prison in New York, where the poet and activist Sonia Sanchez was invited as a guest poe...

Angela Jackson

Chicago poet Angela Jackson received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Creative Writing. In this program, she...

Dennis Finnell

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, poet Dennis Finnell, reads from his debut collection, Red Cottage, winner of the Juniper Prize from the University ...

Mbembe

Kansas City poet Mbembe (Milton Smith) reads his poems, as well as those by others included in Four Black Poets, an anthology. Find a collection of his selected poems from BkMk Press ...

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez reads from Giving Birth to Thunder, Sl...

James McKinley

The former editor of New Letters magazine, James McKinley discusses the process...

Ted Schaefer

Though he was born in Philadelphia, educated at University of Missouri, and spent time in Frankfurt, Germany as a member of the U.S. Army, Ted Schaefer is largely considered an Illinois poet, working many years as a professor at the College of Lak...

Kansas City Literary Events

Terry Tempest Williams

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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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.

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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.