Growing up in bayou country, the poet Martha Serpas became attached to the landscape and to the culture of southern Louisiana. Not surprisingly, poems about the environment and the endangered Gulf shores permeate her work, including her 2006 collection, The Dirty Side of the Storm, and her earlier book, ...
The other half of this conversation with Dave Smith, the author of 20 books of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction, was recorded in late 2014 as part of the Midwest Poets Series. He talks about the importance of elegiac poetry and the influence of ...
Kansas City Literary Events
This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.