Meet these writers carrying on the proud tradition of poetry in the state of Kansas on December 6th, from 1-5 pm at our second annual literary fair! Denise Low Low, 2nd Kansas Poet Laureate, has over 25 books, including Mélange Block (Red Mountain Press) and Ghost Stories (Ks. Notable Book; The Circle -Best Native American […]
Although he died 15 years ago of a heart attack, Shel Silverstein‘s books are still enjoyed by children and adults today. Known for his willingness to try unusual ideas without concern for social conventions, Silverstein authored 20 books, which are now available in more than 30 different languages. With a quirky sense of humor some […]
Kevin Rabas’s third collection of poetry is a new addition to our library’s shelves. Read on to find out more, and check out our original interview with the award-winning Kansas poet.
In The Sum of Two Mothers, Topeka poet Dennis Etzel Jr. opens a discussion about equality, gender roles, and acceptance. Check out the book from your library and join the conversation.
It’s National Poetry Month! I know, you say. But wait…poetry can be a powerful form of expression. Check out this blog post for a cool story on how two teen girls connected through words.
One of the things I like best about poetry is that no matter how you are feeling, there is a poem that will speak to your mood. Here are some examples: Happy? Try Poems for a Good and Happy Life compiled by Myrna Reid Grant or perhaps you are also a bit hungry and Eat […]