Search Results: 2017


The Augurs: Women of an Age (March 2, 2018)

in Washington D.C. during the 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, under the

Boisseau, Michelle (June 23, 2017)

Michelle Boisseau - In this interview at the Kansas City Public Library, poet, editor, and Guggenhei

Bolling, Bonnie (May 11, 2018)

Bonnie Bolling - Bonnie Bolling's award winning poetry collections often tackle tough subject matter

Michelle Boisseau: Past American Voice (November 24, 2017)

le Boisseau died November 15, 2017, at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the

Gallagher, Matt (May 26, 2018)

list Whitney Terrell, in this 2017 interview at the Kansas City Public Library. He talks about his d

Brown, Jericho (June 8, 2018)

Jericho Brown - Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how

Nye, Naomi Shihab (January 19, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye - In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose nume

Wicker, Marcus (February 9, 2018)

Marcus Wicker - Michigan native Marcus Wicker talks about how his poetry has progressed since his ea

Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger (March 30, 2018)

rger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their latest collections along with

Kansas Poets Laureate (April 13, 2018)

Kansas Poets Laureate - In part one Kansas Poets Laureate, Past and Present, the current holder of t

Kansas Poets Laureate (April 20, 2018)

s Poet Laureate, Kevin Rabas (2017-19). Part one of this program is available in

Corey, Stephen (April 27, 2018)

erary life and reads from his 2017 book, Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and C

Bass, Ellen (May 18, 2018)

Ellen Bass - Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought he

Bass, Ellen (June 1, 2018)

Ellen Bass - In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being ma

Nye, Naomi Shihab (June 15, 2018)

e theme of immigration at the 2017 National Storytelling Network Conference in Kansas City. Part one

Webb, Charles Harper (June 22, 2018)

Charles Harper Webb - Guggenheim Fellow, licensed psychotherapist, and author of a dozen poetry book

Magariel, Daniel (June 29, 2018)

York Times Editor's Choice in 2017, the book is now out in paperback and published in several langua

Olson, Ted (August 29, 2018)

Ted Olson - Ted Olson is the winner of two Appalachian Book of the Year Awards and is a six-time Gra

Kansas City Literary Events

Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Overland Park, Kan.


New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 


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.