Poetry by Local Authors

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.

The Philip Miller event on Dec. 28 has been canceled.

On December 28, 2008, at the Plaza Branch, Philip Miller will launch his sixth book of poetry, The Casablanca Fan. Called the “Godfather” of the Kansas City poetry scene, Miller was founder of The Riverfront Reading Series and a founding board member of The Writers Place. Check out Miller’s previous books or other books by local poets.

By Philip Miller | More poetry by local authors

By Philip Miller

Miller is the author of five previous collections of poetry including Cats in the House, Hard Freeze, From the Temperate Zone, and Branches Snapping, and Why We Love Our Cats & Dogs. He also co-edited the anthology Chance of a Ghost.

Branches Snapping
By Philip Miller

Hard Freeze
By Philip Miller

Cats in the House
By Philip Miller

From the Temperate Zone
Fiction by Keith Denniston, poetry by Philip Miller, and drawings by Conci Denniston

Chance of a Ghost: An Anthology of Ghost Poems
Edited by Gloria Vando & Philip Miller

More poetry by local authors

 Poems book jacket

Remedies for Vertigo: Poems
By Walter Bargen (current Poet Laureate of Missouri)

The Feast: Prose Poem Sequences
By Walter Bargen

Thailand Journal: Poems
By Denise Low (current Poet Laureate of Kansas)

Promesas: Geography of the Impossible
By Gloria Vando

Blue Beat Syncopation: Selected Poems, 1977-2002
By Stanley E. Banks

By William Trowbridge

Salvatore's Daughter: Poems
By Maryfrances Wagner

Radioactive Musings: Poems
By Silvia Kofler

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