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BEGIN AGAIN:150 KANSAS POEMS reading scheduled Tuesday, December 13th, The Jewish Community Center, 7 p.m.

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Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will present approximately twenty four poets from around Kansas to launch the anthology BEGIN AGAIN: 150 KANSAS POEMS at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center located at 917 Highland.

The anthology, edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and published by Woodley Press, features the work of over 90 writers, including the poems published on www.150KansasPoems.wordpress.com, a website Mirriam-Goldberg developed to celebrate Kansas' 150th anniversary of statehood.

Readings are being held throughout the state from Garden City and Ulysses to Leavenworth (Saturday, December 10th, at The Book Barn, 410 Delaware St., 1 - 3 p.m.), to Topeka (Sunday, December 11th, Topeka Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., 3 - 5 p.m.), to Lecompton (Saturday, December 17th, at the Territorial Capital and Lane University, 1 - 3 p.m.).

The Lawrence reading promises to be one of the largest and will conclude with a signing party and reception. The anthology of 150 Kansas poems can be purchased at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E 7th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

The readings will conclude for 2011 on December 30th, The Percolator, 913 Rd. Island, Lawrence, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The anthology, which sells for fifteen dollars, makes a terrific gift for anyone who lives in Kansas, has lived in Kansas, has a Kansas connection, appreciates nature and the diversity of the human experience, or any connoisseur of poetry.

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