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The Symphony Poets

The Symphony is a group of African-American poets originally comprised of Reginald Dwayne Betts (shown), John Murillo, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson. They first met at a Ca...

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    Natasha Trethewey

    Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey talks about her work that deals with history, racism, and family, including her first creative non-fiction book, ...

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    Antonya Nelson

    The author of eleven books of short stories and novels, Antonya Nelson appears as UMKC's 2015 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence at the Kansas City Public Library. She talks about her most recent books: the novel ...

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New Letters selected for The Best American Poetry

We are happy to announce that a poem from New Letters, “Lament,” by Debra Marquart, has been selected for The Best American Poetry 2016 by editor Edward Hirsch. 

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.