Mic Supremacy 17

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”
- Audre Lorde

Mic Supremacy is a POC led and centered open mic night open to the Lawrence community. This month, the featured reader will be special guest Hieu Minh Nguyen.

Wyatt Townley Book Launch: Rewriting The Body

Former Kansas poet laureate Wyatt Townley launches her new book of poems, Rewriting the Body.

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ISBN: 9781622882168
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Stephen F. Austin University Press - October 15th, 2018

The body is a poem we are writing with every breath, says Townley, who in her dual life has taught yoga for decades.

Mike Young, Megan Kaminski, Jordan Stempleman: The Blue Turn

The Blue Turn comes to the Raven in Lawrence!
A night of poetry, music, woes, and treasure!


Megan Kaminski
Jordan Stempleman
Mike Young (on tour from Santa Fe, NM)


Hi! My name is Mike Young. I hope you are doing well! Your hair looks exciting! It’s been a while since I did a poetry tour, so I decided to do a ridiculously large tour of poetry and music and woes and treasures.


Burroughs/Ginsberg: Don't Hide the Madness

Join us for a discussion of the new book Don't Hide the Madness: Williams S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg from Three Rooms Press. Panelists include Steven Taylor, Peter Hale, and James Grauerholz.


Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg Cover Image
By William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg (Various Artists (VMI)), Steven Taylor (Editor)
ISBN: 9781941110706
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Three Rooms Press - October 16th, 2018

Two seminal figures of the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, discuss literary influences and personal history in a never-before-published three-day conversation following the release of the David Cronenberg film of Burroughs' classic novel Naked Lunch.

Raven Book Chats at the Watkins: Wide-Open Town

Join us for the final Raven Book Chat of the spring! Co-editor Jason Roe and researcher Megan Dennis will discuss the recent book and related online project chronicling Kansas City in the fast and loose Pendergast era. Books available for sale and signing through the Raven Book Store.

Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era Cover Image
By Diane Mutti Burke (Editor), Jason Roe (Editor), John Herron (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780700627066
Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to order
Published: University Press of Kansas - November 29th, 2018

Kansas City is often seen as a mild-mannered metropolis in the heart of flyover country. But a closer look tells a different story, one with roots in the city-- complicated and colorful past. The decades between World Wars I and II were a time of intense political, social, and economic change--for Kansas City, as for the nation as a whole.