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William R. Basham

Each month, John Horner digs into the Missouri Valley Special Collections to unearth a story from local history and look at it in new light. Here he tells us the conclusion of the story of a missing painting and a mysterious man...

Gerald Bernstein

Each month, John Horner digs into the Missouri Valley Special Collections to unearth a story from local history and look at it in new light. Here he tells us the first part of the story of a missing painting and a mysterious man...

April is National Poetry Month. We are all familiar with the classics like Where the Sidewalk Ends, The New Kid on the Block, and A Child's Garden of Verses, (if you've never heard of these titles, stop right now and check them out!). If you're looking for something different, here are a few other suggestions that are bound to make your top ten list.

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Chris Raschka

Confused by the many rules of the different types of poems? This book is a great, easy way to learn the differences between a couplet and a Limerick and a Haiku. Simple and colorful, these playful poems are fun to read, even if you don’t care about the style. This book features twenty-nine different poetic forms from various poets.

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