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Alicia Ostriker

Once called "America's most fiercely honest poet" by Progressive magazine, Alicia Ostriker, the New York State Poet (2018-2020), is also a feminist, critic and scholar. Winner of the William Carlos Williams award and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, she most recently won the National Jewish Award for her 2017 book, Waiting for the Light. In this program, she d...

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    Dana Gioia

    In his book, Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture, poet and critic Dana Gioia ponders the future of poetry at a time when traditional outle...

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    Alberto RĂ­os

    Alberto Ríos, named Arizona Poet Laureate in 2013, grew up in a mixed family on the Arizona-Mexico border. He discusses his experiences living between languages and cultures in his memoir...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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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.

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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.