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Catalog Number: 20180420

The second half of this reading by Kansas Poets Laureate, Past and Present, begins with Wyatt Townley (2013-15), who introduces the Kansas Poet Laureate she followed, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (2009-13). She reads from her newest collection about yoga, as well as her prize-winning book, Chasing WeatherDenise Low (2007-09) reveals some poetic inspirations: turtles, Native American ancestry, and self-deprecating humor, then circles back around to the current Kansas Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas (2017-19). Part one of this program is available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Music, Weather, Yoga, Native American Culture | Interview Year: 2017 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Kansas |

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