Thursday, October 29, 2009

November! Where did this year go??? Can it be it’s time for year-end/2010 business?

Those of you that received (and read through) the Spare Mule know there are some changes in its delivery. The man responsible for getting it out to the reader, Don DePriest, has requested each member of the Missouri State Poetry Society (that’s us) send him an e-mail with the subject line SPARE MULE, and short explanation to add your address to the list, to  so he can organize the mailing list. CC that request to the President, Billy Adams, at  The entire list could be sent at once but that doubles his work and increases the margin for error. Please take a minute, click on the blue link, and do this.

Second, it is time to collect the annual State dues. The State Treasurer has requested this be sent in a lump sum from each chapter Treasurer. Annual dues for the state are $7. Bren will be collecting these dues and sending them. Please put this in your budget and bring it to the November (or December) meeting.

See you November 12 (second Thursday).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

where the heck is Manhattan Kansas

Mary and Brenda weathered the pouring rain and the 259.9 mile round trip drive to listen to Billy Collins last night.  There is definately a reason why the chosen few are appointed to the position of Poet Laureate.  He could be elected as stand-up comic-poet as well.  The auditorium seats filled as a sea of listners filed in.  By the time he reached the podium, the floor to the right and left of the stage was also occupied by crossed-legged college students. The next hour and a half was laughter and applause and occasional quiet contemplation.  So worth the trip.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pinsky at Rockhurst

Poet Robert Pinsky will be speaking at Rockhurst University tomorrow, 10/22.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 21st Road Trip

Poetry Reading: Billy Collins. Oct. 21, 2009 5:30 p.m., Ballroom, K-State Alumni Center. Collins was United States Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, and is one of the most celebrated and popular poets in the U.S. today. Sponsored by the Department of English.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Welcome to the new KC Metro Verse blog!

The purpose of this blog is to provide information about our chapter and it's ongoing events. We'll also be appointing a Featured Poet each month and sharing their work.

This chapter meets the second Thursday of each month at Lake Waukomis, MO (a beautiful little community north of the river) to read, write, and discuss poetry. If you're interested in attending, a contact email is in the "About Us" section to the right of this blog.