Note: this meeting has been moved to Saturday, December 7th meeting. Bring a holiday treat and poem or prose piece to share if you’d like.
As poems often are autobiographical, Dennis Etzel, Jr. will take participants one step further into how contemporary poets are approaching the hybrid between poem and memoir. Everyone will leave with a couple of great ideas to take past the discussion and into the world.
Dennis Etzel Jr. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, Kansas where he teaches English at Washburn University. He is the author of two chapbooks and several books of poetry. My Secret Wars of 1984 (BlazeVOX 2015) was selected by The Kansas City Star as a Best Poetry Book of 2015. Fast-Food Sonnets (Coal City Review Press 2016) is a 2017 Kansas Notables Book selected by the State of Kansas Library. His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, Fact-Simile, 1913: a journal of poetic forms, 3:AM, Tarpaulin Sky, DIAGRAM, and others. Etzel is the recipient of a 2017 Troy Scroggins Award and the 2017 Topeka ARTSConnect Arty Award in Literary Arts. He is a TALK Scholar for the Kansas Humanities Council and leads poetry workshops in various Kansas spaces.
This event is free and open to the public of all ages. Lower level, Room B of the Lawrence Public Library.