Lesley Owens, Kevin Rabas, Leah Sewell,
and Jeff Tigchelaar
+ Open Mic
5pm Sunday August 11th
August's reading will feature four fantastic Kansas poets--Lesley Owens (Lawrence), Kevin Rabas (Emporia), Leah Sewell (Topeka), and Jeff Tigchelaar (Lawrence)! The featured readers will follow an open mic session, so bring your best work to share. As always, there will be a merch table, so please support our readers by buying their books.
Kevin Rabas co-directs the creative writing program at Emporia State and edits Flint Hills Review. Rabas writes poetry, plays, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. He has four books: Bird’s Horn, Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner, Sonny Kenner’s Red Guitar, and Spider Face: stories. He writes regularly for Jazz Ambassador Magazine (JAM). Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in San Diego. His work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes, and Rabas is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contowski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.
Jeff Tigchelaar is a stay-at-home dad operating out of Lawrence. He blogs for the magazine XYZ Topeka. His poems appear in such places as Pleiades, LIT, Fugue, Harpur Palate, North American Review, The Laurel Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, and anthologies including Best New Poets (2011) and A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (forthcoming from Woodley Press).