Watch Your Head

“Watch Your Head” from Kellogg Press is a deeply felt collection of confessional poetry from Kevin Rabas, author of 11 books of poetry. “Watch Your Head,” his twelfth, carries a different beat than prior collections from the Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus. These poems were written in the years between 1995 and 2000. It was a period of time when he was, as he describes...

Langston Hughes


Attention Shawnee County History Buffs: The Shawnee County Historical Society presents a virtual program on Poet and author Langston Hughes and you are invited. Hughes spent a few years of his childhood in Topeka in the 1900s and attended Harrison School. Washburn professor and past Poet Laureate of Kansas, Eric McHenry, will profile Hughes’ life and contribution to society. The...

A Chant for the Continet


AUTHOR: Ignacio Carvajal Ignacio Carvajal is the author of Plegarias, winner of the Poetic Bridges contest by Casa Cultural de las Américas and the University of Houston in 2019. His poetry and translations have appeared, among others, in The Common, Acentos Review, Rio Grande Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Infrarrealista Review, Vagabond City, and the anthologies The Wandering Song: Central...



AUTHOR: Julie Sellers This collection of beautiful, whimsical poems and photographs invites readers into the world of a young woman known across the world, Anne of Green Gables, of Prince Edward Island, Canada.The author reflects in her poems the magic of the Anne stories published by L.M. Montgomery in eight books and how the stories and the place reshaped her own sense of possibility. The poems...

THE BODY POLITIC: Art + Science = Empathy


“The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913)” is a portfolio by Dario Robleto, of fifty lithographs about his research into the history of the human heart, and more specifically, our attempt to record a heartbeat. It is now part of The Spencer Art Museum's permanent collection.

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