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Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Date and Time: October 11, 2018, 11:00 AM CT

Location: Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave, Kansas City
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Presented by Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of KansasTM

Poetry can illuminate the path through our daily lives, revealing beauty in the mundane tasks and objects that we often overlook. As poet Naomi Shihab Nye observed, "Poetry helps us see something worth seeing everywhere, whether inside or outside of us." Emotions triggered by everyday items – the memory of a lost mother, or the anxiety that comes with hope – often go unseen but are given voice through poems that span continents and generations. As Kansans, most of us can appreciate memories connected to limestone postrock, birdhouses, soap dishes, soup bowls, and sunset. With words and music, this presentation will uplift our daily experiences by exploring what poet Pablo Neruda called the "ode to ordinary things."

The Poet Laureate of KansasTM promotes the humanities through poetry as a public resource for all Kansans.

Sponsored by: Kansas City Kansas Community College

For more information about this event, please contact:
Tasha Haas
(785) 760-0281
http://www.kckcc.edu

 

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