Kevin Rabas

Kevin Rabas presents his new book Watch Your Head.

By way of introducing the Watch Your Head, Linzi Garcia, who curated the poetry collection, says: “Take a twenty-year step back — a transformative time for Kevin Rabas. Between a head injury, divorce, friends parting ways, and meeting the love of his life, these poems bring the reader through some of the deepest introspection and observation we have seen from Rabas yet. Some of these poems emanate a warm light and tickle of romance, bravery and confidence -- the curiosities of young adulthood. Other poems are reminders that even when all seems lost, we can use our poetic voice to find the way home.”

Former Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has eleven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner; All That Jazz; and Everyone Just Wants to Drum. Rabas’s plays have been produced across Kansas and in North Carolina and San Diego, and his work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize six times. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry, the Victor Contoski Poetry Award, the Jerome Johanning Playwriting Award, and the Salina New Voice Award.

Event date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
6 E. 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
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By Kevin Rabas, Curtis Becker (Editor)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780578527604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days. Please note that sometimes a book is available on our website but not currently on the store shelves.
Published: Kellogg Press - August 17th, 2019

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has eleven other books, including Lisa's Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner.