Tag: Poetry

Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale

Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale

He was born on a night when a stormy wind blew; Five minutes old, already six feet two. Thus begins the story of Kansas’s own legendary hero and Paul Bunyan […]

2018 Reading Challenge: Kansas

2018 Reading Challenge: Kansas

A new year—a new reading challenge! This year, Kansas is the theme. To complete the challenge, you must read 12 Kansas-related books by the end of 2018: A book about […]

Introducing Cowboy Poetry

Introducing Cowboy Poetry

The early cowboys seem to have been artists at heart.  Every aspect of their daily lives seems to have made it into verse, from their love of nature to their […]

The Kansas Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

The Kansas Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier was probably best known for his book-length poem Snowbound, but as a Quaker he was also an ardent abolitionist, even taking an active hand in political lobbying […]