Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District, shares passages from his 2015 book City of Song (re-released in 2019 by Spartan Press). Excerpted from the Kansas City Public Library's 2017 program, To Make a Poet Black and Bid Him Sing, the...
Kansas native Ben Lerner often weaves personal experiences into his writing, which is particulary apparent in his third novel, The Topeka School, a finalist for th...
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