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W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Carrier of Ladders, shares some of his work at this public reading for the American Poets Series. Shows with W.S. Merwin from 1993 and ...

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 ...


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

Ron Currie Jr.

Monday, November 18, 2019
Overland Park, Kan.


Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.


Individual Issues of New Letters Magazine

To order an individual issue of New Letters magazine, please call 816-235-1169.