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Meet the New Poet Laureate for Kansas

The new Poet Laureate for the State of Kansas came to town and demonstrated impressive skill as a teacher and a poet. Traci Brimhall teaches creative writing and poetry at Kansas State University and will serve as Poet Laureate for Kansas for 2023-2026. Brimhall describes poetry as an act of discovery that can be appreciated by anyone. Using selections from several different poets she demonstrated how a turn of phrase or an apt comparison can delight or challenge the reader. Brimhall has written several volumes of poetry and there are numerous examples of her work on line. Kaye McIntyre, also a recent guest speaker, recently interviewed the poet Laureate on KPR Presents.