Author Archives: Helen Hokanson

About Helen Hokanson

My first library job was at KU's Spahr Engineering Library in about 1992. I transitioned to public libraries in 1998 when I came to Johnson County Library and am thrilled at having found a job where leisure reading is not only acceptable, but encouraged.

Poetry and Prose – Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading series

Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. listen to locally and nationally known writers present their poetry and prose at the Central Resource Library. The Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series is co-sponsored by The Writers Place. A Pushcart Nominee, Jan Duncan-O’Neal, is … Continue reading

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Gaining Ground: a Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm by Forrest Pritchad

His journey really is an amazing one. He starts off with crushing debt, little help, and no plan. Through trial and error, trial and error, and then a little more trial and error, Pritchard finds a way to make the … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – My Elvis Didn’t Die

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. My Elvis Didn’t Die by Sharon Eiker … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Winter Weather Advisory

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. Winter Weather Advisory by Michelle Pond The … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – The Blues Man and the Poet

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. The Blues Man and the Poet by … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Nuisance

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. Nuisance by Theresa Hupp She tells me, … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Curly

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. Curly by Eloisa Perez-Lozano Curly-haired since birth … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Remembering Her

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. Remembering Her by John Davis Lincoln speaks, … Continue reading

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Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Asterios Polyp is a self-assured, domineering, wind-bag of a paper architect. A paper architect being one “whose reputation rests on his designs, rather than on the buildings constructed from them. In fact, none of his designs had ever been built.” When … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Trial and Error

T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month, but it’s National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating by reading a new poem every day. Poems are provided by members of The Writers Place. Trial and Error by Kneika Robbins Your … Continue reading

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