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Phyllis Becker

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170210, 20100219

A great promoter of poetry in Kansas City, Phyllis Becker served on the board of The Writers Place and is coordinator of the Riverfront Reading Series. Her own publications include the 2008 book, How I Came to Love Jazz and other Poems, an earlier chapbook, Walking Naked Into Sunday, and her poetry set to music by jazz vocalist Angela Hagenbach on the CD, Poetry of Love. In 2016, Phyllis Becker shared more of her jazz poetry in New Letters magazine, Vol. 83, No. 1.

| Subject Matter: Jazz, Kansas City Poetry, Collaborative Art | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry |

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