This conversation with Dave Smith, the author of more than 20 books of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction, is the second half of an interview recorded in late 2014 as part of the Midwest Poets Series. He talks about the importance of elegiac poetry and the influence of other poets on his work. Smith illustrates how writing poetry has allowed him to recover long forgotten memories by reading from his book The Wi...
The rigors, joys, and difficulties of work are examined through poetry, including B.H. Fairchild’s (shown) long poem “Beauty” that was initially in his multi-award winning book,...
Kansas City Literary Events
This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.