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Kwame Dawes

Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes has written poetry, plays, fiction, a documentary and an accompanying Emmy-winning website of poetry. In this reading at the 2015 Pleiades Visiting Writers Series at the University of Central Missouri, Dawes reads from his book,...

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    Nikki Giovanni

    With a long writing career that stretches back to the 1960s and the Black Art Movement, Nikki Giovanni has nearly three dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, and children’s stories with numerous honors, including the American Book ...

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    J. California Cooper: Past American Voice

    We honor the life of the playwright and American Book Award-winning fiction writer J. California Cooper, who passed away September 20, 2014, at the age of 82. Born Joan Cooper in Berkeley, California, she began her writing career as a playwright b...

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Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Lawrence, Kan.

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Jazz at Diastole, Tues., Nov. 11, 2014, 2:30--a benefit

Join us for Kansas City Jazz and to support New Letters on November 11th at Diastole, 2:30 p.m. See more details. 

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Celebrate Baseball: A New Letters Special Issue

This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.