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Kansas Poet Laureate

I’m enjoying my time as the new Kansas Poet Laureate. It’s a true joy being able to speak about poetry across Kansas. And many times we only need to look to our neighbors and community members to find practicing poets in our own towns. Our state is full of fine poets. My current talk is called “Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary,” about how we can find value and beauty in every little thing.

If you book events, and I am free, I’d love to come and speak and read in your town.


05 2017

Upcoming readings

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your friendship and support. Below is a list of my upcoming readings.

Hope to see you there.



Kevin Reads & Performs Poems (& Gives Talks on Poetry: “Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary”)
(Spring & Summer, 2017)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
3:30-3:35 pm, Group Reading spot
Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire St Lawrence, KS 66044)

Friday, June 2, 2017
7-8:30 pm, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore
(host & kick off Open Mic)
(1101 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS)

Thursday, June 15, 2017
7-8 pm, Ottawa Library
105 S Hickory St
Ottawa, KS 66067-2306

Friday, June 16, 2017
7-8:30 pm, Gary’s Garden
(913 Joseph Drive, Lawrence, KS)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
1-2 pm, The Feast, CityArts

334 N. Mead · Wichita, KS)

7-8 pm, Aimee’s Coffee House
(1025 Mass., Lawrence, KS)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
7-8 pm, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore
(1101 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7-8:30 pm (approx), Emporia Arts Center
(815 Commercial, Emporia, KS)

Thursday, August 10
(time tba), Sharon Springs Public Library
(111 W 2nd, Sharon Springs, KS)

Monday, October 2
7-8 pm, Newton Public Library, Central Library
(720 N. Oak, Newton, KS)


03 2017