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Thomas Fox Averill

A longtime resident of Kansas and professor at Washburn University, Thomas Fox Averill lets his numerous interests and passion for research guide his writing of "flyover fiction." His 2001 novel Secrets of the Tsil Café features southwestern cuisine almost like a character, while the 2003 ...

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    Mark Strand: Past American Voice

    We honor the life of poet Mark Strand, who passed away on November 29, 2014 at the age of 80. This 2004 recording features the former U.S. Poet Laureate and MacArthur "genius" in conversation with New Letters editor Robert Stewart. With w...

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    Cheryl Strayed

    At just twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed made the impulsive decision to trek the 1100 mile Pacific Crest Trail, alone, and without any previous experience.  Wild: From Lost...

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Richard Newman & Robert Stewart

Friday, January 9, 2015
Kansas City, Mo.

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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.