Poet Dave Smith grew up in Virginia's tidewater region along the coast, so it's no surprise that his many books of poetry and essays are abundant in inspiration from the outdoor life in that area. Smith, who has been described as a poet of place, discusses how writing poetry allowed him to recover long forgotten memories and how fabrication and imagination are sometimes more right than the facts. He reads from his 2011 poetry book ...
Drawing upon his Native American heritage, poet Greg Field reads from his 2014 book of poetry, Black Heart, and reveals the inspiration for this ...
Kansas City Literary Events
This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.