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Riverfront Reading Series

  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

Riverfront Reading Series features Michelle Boisseau and Karen Craigo.

Michelle Boisseau's books of poetry include A Sunday in God-Years; Trembling Air, a PEN USA finalist; Understory, the Morse Prize; and No Private Life. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Yale Review, Hudson Review, Cincinnati Review and three times on Poetry Daily. Twice she has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for poetry. Her university textbook, Writing Poems, is in its 8th edition. She is Professor of English in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Karen Craigo is the author of two chapbooks, Someone Could Build Something Here and Stone for an Eye, and her poems and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals. She maintains a daily blog, Better View of the Moon, at She teaches writing in Springfield, Missouri, where she lives with her family.

This event features music by Gib Shell.

Earlier Event: May 7
Private Event
Later Event: May 9
UMKC MFA Reading