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Dennis Etzel Jr, Speaker

Kansas poet and senior lecturer at Washburn University

Poets of Kansas

Kansas has a rich history of wonderful poets, and this presentation will explore and present the work of eight pioneers who roamed the wheat fields, tallgrass, and landscapes of the Sunflower State, fashioning words into moving stanzas.

Interested in hosting a poetry writing workshop following this presentation? Contact Dennis for more information. Separate fee applies.

Contact Dennis directly about speaking at your event:
(785) 554-2018

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