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 – 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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Poem-a-Day – Note From the Art Director

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. Note From the Art Director by John Peterson The … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Mishmash

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. Mishmash by Annette Billings I write this mishmash of … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – The Teardrop Moon

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 Teardrop Moon by David Arnold Hughes The clouds are … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Tree

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. Tree by Heather Gambrell I was a tree in … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Inside Pandora

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. Inside Pandora by Chris McKinney A diamond from coal … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Keeping Cool

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. Keeping Cool by Alarie Tennille The used car was … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – It’s Your Choice

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. It’s Your Choice by Rachel Giacin The sea is … Continue reading

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Poem-a-Day – Live @ The Break Room, One Night Only

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. Live @ The Break Room, One Night Only by … Continue reading

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