poetry http://kbia.org en From Dissections To Depositions, Poets' Second Jobs http://kbia.org/post/dissections-depositions-poets-second-jobs "No man but a blockhead," Samuel Johnson famously observed, "ever wrote, except for money." This is tough news for poets, since the writing they do is often less immediately profitable than a second-grader's math homework (the kid gets a cookie or a hug; the poet gets a rejection letter from <em>The Kenyon Review</em>). Poetry itself is tremendously valuable, of course, but that value is often realized many years after a poem's composition, and sometimes long after the end of its author's life.<p>In the meantime, everyone has to eat. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:18:53 +0000 David Orr 32843 at http://kbia.org From Dissections To Depositions, Poets' Second Jobs Missouri's vibrant cowboy poetry scene http://kbia.org/post/missouris-vibrant-cowboy-poetry-scene <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think all cowboys are of the rugged, silent and stoic Marlboro Man </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">type&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">–&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">think again. Some </span><a href="http://cowboypoetry.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">cowboys write poetry</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Every year since 1998, for a weekend in April, a group of cowboy poets Missouri and its surrounding states gather <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212846796832137624444.0004db1d3d90a3bcc519a&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=36.995492,-91.70876&amp;spn=0.025261,0.052314&amp;iwloc=0004db1d423025732a2ba">in Mountain View, Mo.</a>, near West Plains. They spend three days in town, usually from Friday to Wednesday, giving poetry performances, playing folk songs, telling classic cowboy stories. The gathering, <a href="http://www.howellcountynews.com/Stories/news_20130418_184250_26487_.php">also known as the Missouri Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival</a>, is one of the largest of its kind in the Midwest.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:26:11 +0000 Harum Helmy 32527 at http://kbia.org Missouri's vibrant cowboy poetry scene MU professor helps with new Christian hymn book http://kbia.org/post/mu-professor-helps-new-christian-hymn-book <p></p><p>Craig Roberts teaches plant science at the University of Missouri. But he also has another passion: music. He’s spent the past few years helping with a new project – a book of Christian hymns entitled “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs.” If you appreciate poetry, there’s a good chance you’ll like this.</p><p>Looking at the big picture, hymns have always been an important part of church life -- at least, according to Mark Noll. He teaches history at Notre Dame University. He’s also co-edited books on the history of hymns in American Protestantism.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:04:12 +0000 Kellie Moore 23114 at http://kbia.org MU professor helps with new Christian hymn book Poet Marc McKee, on driving through Missouri like a horse in a desert http://kbia.org/post/poet-marc-mckee-driving-through-missouri-horse-desert <p>Poet Marc McKee received his MFA from the University of Houston and his PhD from the University of Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. He is the author of <em>What Apocalypse? </em>(2008). McKee will celebrate the release of his new full-length book of poetry, <em>Fuse</em>, 7 pm Saturday at the Columbia Art League with Melissa Range.</p><p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 23:17:39 +0000 Davis Dunavin 2225 at http://kbia.org Poet Marc McKee, on driving through Missouri like a horse in a desert