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TWP Reading Series

  • 17 Apr 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • The Nonprofit Village, 31 W. 31st ST, KCMO

TWP Reading Series featuring

Walter Bargen, Joe Benevento, Pat Daneman


Walter Bargen has published 23 books of poetry.  Recent books include:  Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (BkMk Press, 2009), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (BkMk Press, 2013), Perishable Kingdoms (Grito del Lobo Press, 2017), Too Quick for the Living (Moon City Press, 2017), My Other Mother’s Red Mercedes (Lamar University Press, 2018), and Until Next Time (Singing Bone Press, 2019). His awards include: a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Chester H. Jones Foundation Award, and the William Rockhill Nelson Award.  He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009).


Joe Benevento teaches creative writing and literature at Truman State.  His poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared in 300 journals and magazines, including Bilingual Review, I-70 Review, Prairie Schooner, Poets & Writers and Cold Mountain Review.  Four of his novels, a book of short stories and eight chapbooks or volumes of his poetry have appeared in print; his fourteenth book, a mystery novel set in northeast Missouri, “Kiss of the Moonflower” will be out in 2020.  He has served for over a quarter century as poetry editor of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.


Pat Daneman has published fiction and poetry in many print and online magazines, most recently The I-70 Review, The Atlanta Review, The American Journal of Poetry, and the Bellevue Poetry Review. Her poems have been anthologized in Best of the Net, Kansas Time+place, and New Poetry from the Midwest. After All, her second poetry collection was first runner-up for the 2019 Thorpe Menn award and a finalist for the Hefner-Heitz Kansas Book Award. She lives in Lenexa, Kansas. For more, see patdaneman.com.

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