Music by Gib Shell
Phyllis Becker is the coordinator of the Riverfront Reading series. She has a book, How I Came to Love Jazz and other Poems (2008, Helicon Nine, Editions). Her poems have also been set to jazz on the compact disc Poetry of Love, produced, recorded and arranged by jazz vocalist Angela Hagenbach. Phyllis works in human services and lives with her husband, Mark, and two cats in Kansas City, Missouri.
Pat Lawson is a retired community college English teacher, who taught at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She has volunteered in a community garden in KCK for twenty years and is vice-president of her neighborhood association. She has published fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. A collection of her stories, Odd Ducks, has been accepted for publication by BkMk Press. She serves on the Riverfront Readings Committee and the Program Committee at The Writers Place.
(Pat Lawson photo by Chris Mullins)
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