Literary

Spartan Press: Purveyor of Poetry

Of the literary arts, poetry is perhaps the least understood yet the most appreciated. And the range of contemporary works is vast, from the plainspoken musings of Billy Collins to

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Honors: Maryfrances Wagner

Maryfrances Wagner has established a national reputation through her poetry, but her latest accolade is one from the heartland. The Independence-based poet is the recipient of a 2020 Missouri Arts

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MCPL Legacy Luncheon

Celebrate the Impact and Legacy of Libraries…Virtually!

Mid-Continent Public Library’s sixth annual Legacy Luncheon, an event that celebrates the impact of libraries and librarians on their communities, will be offered virtually on Friday, July 17. Tickets to the annual event are $35 and will include a copy of author Alex George’s newest novel, The Paris Hours, a French recipe card, and access […]

‘Whiteout’: An Artist’s Frank Memoir About His Family’s Racist Past

“My family arose from a line that defines white privilege and power, in a place of authority that has twisted the lives of many. Over generations, my family helped shape the Jim Crow laws in Alabama, convict the innocent and protect the guilty. They profited from slavery, racial terror, the labor of hired convicts, the prison leasing system and took full advantage of all the other perks that go with wealth and easy access to the powerful.”

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Spartan Press: Purveyor of Poetry

Spartan Press: Purveyor of Poetry

Of the literary arts, poetry is perhaps the least understood yet the most appreciated. And the range of contemporary works is vast, from the plainspoken musings of Billy Collins to the relatively esoteric flights of Anne Carson. With its focus on the beauty and precision of words, poetry can be a rare pleasure for readers but can also be a risky proposition for publishers.

Honors: Maryfrances Wagner

Honors: Maryfrances Wagner

Maryfrances Wagner has established a national reputation through her poetry, but her latest accolade is one from the heartland. The Independence-based poet is the recipient of a 2020 Missouri Arts Award — an honor that recognizes individuals, organizations and communities that have made significant contributions to the state’s cultural and artistic life.

The Surprising Rise of Local Bookshops Creates New Communities

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon after the holidays, and a dozen people are browsing the shelves of Kansas City’s newest bookstore. Called Wise Blood, after the Flannery O’Connor novel, the cozy Westport shop is an offshoot of the Mills Record Company, a vinyl-friendly retail institution around the corner on Broadway. A new bookstore? What were […]

Artist Pages: Poetry

Some readers feel intimidated by poetry. Maybe somewhere along the way, the emphasis was placed on what a poem means. What a poem “means” is the booby prize. It’s the consolation prize. Besides, nobody knows — not the teacher, sometimes not even the author.

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