Versification

Kansas City poet and teacher Christina Pacosz joins Minnesota poet LouAnn Shepard Muhm at the Writers Place (3607 Pennsylvania, 816-753-1090) for a 7:30 p.m. poetry reading from the anthology Letters to the World, a collection of some of the best work of the Wompo women’s poetry listserv at usm.maine.edu/wompo. “It’s a unique anthology. All of these poems were contributed by close to 800 people,” Pacosz says. “It’s unique in that it’s a women’s writing community online. The listserv was started over a decade ago by Dr. Annie Finch — she teaches at the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine. The work in the book wasn’t juried in any way. The editors pick or choose selected poems, but if you were on the listserv and sent poetry in, you were eligible. It has 259 contributors from 19 countries.” Pacosz and Muhm will read selections of their own work as well as work by contributing poets who could not attend.

Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m., 2008