Read Local by Tag: poetry

Jan Duncan-O'Neal
Mar 9, 2017

Jan Duncan-O’Neal was born and raised in Kansas City, has lived most of her adult years around the Midwest and in southern Colorado.

Sep 5, 2016

Alan Proctor is a poetry editor for Kansas City Voices and a former humor columnist, tree surgeon, fundraiser, and college administrator. He serves on the board of The Writers Place based in Kansas City.

Local Writers
Jul 2, 2016

Lines act as the engine that moves the reader through a poem. How you choose to hinge one line to the next, where you break the line, and the amount of white space you create through line lengths instruct the reader about how fast and bumpy-or smooth and leisurely-the ride of your poem will be. 

May 12, 2016

The Read Local committee is very pleased to announce Jemshed Khan has won our Bear Witness poetry contest for his poem "#48689." Entries included an impressive variety of poetic forms, including haiku and sonnet, making the selection very difficult. In the end, we selected "#48689" as, like the numbers in the title, it tattooed itself on our minds. The haunting imagery and vivid description lends the poem personal immediacy and requires remembrance.

Apr 14, 2016

Michael Harty will read his poetry at Johnson County Library on Tuesday April 19th at 6pm. Poetry and Prose is presented by the Writers Place and Johnson County Library.

If you could begin the interview, what question would you ask yourself?

I’d ask myself, how does it happen that you started writing poetry when you were old enough for Social Security?  And I would answer that it didn’t exactly happen that way.  I always had a yen to write  poems, sometimes dabbled more or less, but it wasn’t  until I reached a pretty advanced age that I decided to get serious about it. One thing that particularly encouraged me was when I wrote a memorial poem about my mother-in-law and got a lot of

Local Writers
Apr 2, 2016

No fooling, now--it's April. And for readers and writers, April means poetry. As in: National Poetry Month. This is our time above all others to celebrate the music of language, the vividness of imagery, the power of concision, the depth of spare emotion. This is our time to celebrate the poets among us, and to join them for at least a little while.

Book cover: My Hippo Has the Hiccups
Apr 1, 2016

Since April 1 is both a day for foolishness and the start of National Poetry Month, here are a couple of silly poems.

Feb 9, 2016

On Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m. The Writers Place and the Johnson County Library will present Poetry and Prose, a poetry reading by inmates and former inmates incarcerated at Lansing Prison. Arlin Buyert has facilitated the poetry program at Lansing Prison for the past four years. It is sponsored by Arts in Prison, Inc.

Local Writers
Dec 26, 2015

Whether you’re writing a poem for the first time in your life or working on your tenth award-winning book, starting a new poem is often an intimidating and daunting task.

Nov 18, 2015

If you haven't had an opportunity to check out The Writer's Place, now is the time. Among the menu of programs on offer, they will be hosting a poetry workshop focusing on narrative led by David Baker.