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.

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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Poem-a-Day – September

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. September by Tina Hacker I remember fresh … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Raw by Sara Minges

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. Raw by Sara Minges Shards of shattered dreams Displayed … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Before Shock

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. Before Shock by Chloe Wagner My diabetic friend doesn’t … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – On Buying a CD of Record I Already Own

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. On Buying a CD of Record I Already Own … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Doin’ It Different

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. Doin’ It Different by Kathy Hughes I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – The Last Full Service Gas Station

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 Last Full-Service Gas Station by Lindsey Martin-Bowen They … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – The Day After You Died

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 Day After You Died by Rhiannon Ross I … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – On the Beach at Night

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. On the Beach At Night by Frank Higgins Walking … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Jay

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. Jay by James Benger A jay on his branch, … Continue reading

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