A Kansas City Reading Series


Saturday, January 30th, 7pm, Irving Amphitheater (4402 Oak St. KCMO 64111) FREE!

Scott ABELS is the author of New City (BlazeVOX, 2015) and Rambo Goes to Idaho (BlazeVOX, 2011) as well as the chapbooks A STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH (Beard of Bees Press, 2015) and Nebraska Fantastic (Beard of Bees Press, 2012). He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University. After many years living and teaching in Mexico and Hawai'i, he now lives on the family homestead near Stanton, Nebraska, where he edits the online poetry journal Country Music. He is also a new member of the English faculty at Northeast Community College. http://scottabels.blogspot.com/

Dennis ETZEL JR. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, Kansas where he teaches English at Washburn University. He has an MFA from The University of Kansas, and an MA and Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Kansas State University. He has two chapbooks, The Sum of Two Mothers (ELJ Publications 2013) and My Graphic Novel (Kattywompus Press 2015). His full-length poetic memoir My Secret Wars of 1984 (BlazeVOX 2015) was a Kansas City Star Best Poetry Book of 2015. His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, Fact-Simile, 1913: a journal of poetic forms, 3:AM, Tarpaulin Sky, DIAGRAM, and others. He is a TALK Scholar for the Kansas Humanities Council and leads poetry workshops in various Kansas spaces. Please feel free to connect with him at www.dennisetzeljr.com.

Laura Madeline WISEMAN is the author of over twenty books and chapbooks and the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press). Her recent books are Drink (BlazeVOX Books), Wake (Aldrich Press), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink), and the collaborative book The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters (Les Femmes Folles) with artist Lauren Rinaldi. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Margie, Mid-American Review, The Iowa Review, Calyx, Ploughshares, and Feminist Studies. Currently, she teaches English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. www.lauramadelinewiseman.com