Holden has been a guiding example for me through almost 30 years. I recommend this event highly. Holden advocates for American and Kansan poetry in all his verse and critical writings. He has encyclopaeidic knowledge about verse. He also, besides being insightful and syncretic in his thinking, can recite from memory pages of poetry. See the link to the left to his home page.
One of my favorite of Holden's essays is about William Stafford, at this link: http://www.valpo.edu/english/vpr/holdenstaffordessay.html.
Don't miss this chance to see a master poet!
Here is information from www.kansaspoets.com, maintained by Greg German:
Jonathan Holden, First Poet Laureate of Kansas and distinguished
The author of many award winning books, Jonathan will read select poems, answer attending guests’ questions and provide unique insights to poetry.
Everyone interested in poetry is invited to participate. Likewise, this is a great opportunity for college and high school students to interact with the Kansas Poet Laureate.
This live video conference broadcast is
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