Kevin Rabas, Kansas Poet Laureate, will read at South Branch Library in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, October 14, at 2 p.m. The event is jointly sponsored by South Branch Library, The Riverfront Readings Committee, and The Writers Place Program Committee. The reading will be followed by an open mic.
Refreshments will be served.
Kansas Poet Laureate (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has nine books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner, and Songs for My Father: poems & stories. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and Rabas is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award. A life-long Kansan, Rabas grew up in Shawnee and attended KU (PhD), Goddard (MFA), K-State (MA), and UMKC (BA).