New Letters
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Dan Jaffe

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170127, 20020925, 20020501

Poet Dan Jaffe, the guest co-editor of a recent issue of New Letters magazine that focuses on jazz, has always combined his poetry and his love of music in performances with modern composers of opera and classical music, as well as jazz. In this program, he reads from Festival and Playing the Word: Jazz Poems, which explores the jazz world, especially the Celestial City, a nickname for Kansas City.

| Subject Matter: Music, Jazz, Kansas City | Interview Year: 2002 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction |

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Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 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

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