A Kansas City Reading Series


Sunday, April 29th, 4:00pm

FREE! (But donations to help with the poets' gas and jerky are warmly accepted)

 Megan KAMINSKI's  first book of poetry, Desiring Map, is forthcoming from Coconut Books (April 2012). She is also the author of six chapbooks, including most recently favored daughter (Dancing Girl Press 2012) and collection (Dusie, 2011). Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in American Letters & CommentaryDenver QuarterlyEveryday GeniusPost Road, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and also curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence.

Judy ROITMAN lives in Lawrence KS. Her chapbook, The stress of meaning: variations on a line of Susan Howe, was published in 1997 by Standing Stones Press, a second chapbook, Diamond Notebooks, was published in 1998 by nominative press collective, and a third chapbook, Slippage, was published in 1999 by Potes and Poets Press. A book No Face: Selected and New was published in 2008 by First Intensity Press. Ku: a thumb book is forthcoming from Airfoil Chapbooks, and Slackline has just appeared from Hank's Loose Gravel Press. 

Jennifer ZIEGLER lives in Kansas City, MO. She is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, and is currently working as an independent fine artist in the area. Her first book of poetry, We Grew Fragmentary, is forthcoming from Xlibris, September 2012.


Friday, April 2oth, 7:00pm

at Irving Amphitheater (Irving Building, Kansas City Art Institute, 4402 Oak St., Kansas City, MO. 64111)

FREE! (But donations to help with the poets' gas and jerky are warmly accepted)

JESSICA BARAN is the author of the poetry collection Remains to be Used (Apostrophe Books, 2010) as well as the chapbook of prose sonnets Late and Soon, Getting and Spending (All Along Press, 2011). Her poetry has appeared in Harp & Altar, Sink Review and the Tusculum Review; her art criticism has appeared in Art in America, BOMB Magazine, and the Village Voice, among other journals. She resides in St. Louis, where she's the art writer for the Riverfront Times.

PHIL ESTES' chapbooks are Gem City/Fountain City (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2009) and Children of Reagan (Rabbit Catastrophe, 2012). His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in: The Associative Press, DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferry Review, Lamination Colony, LUNGFULL!, West Wind Review and others. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

DAN MAGER’s first book of poems, Partyknife
(Birds, LLC), was published in spring 2012. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal as well as founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He lives in Brooklyn.