Missouri poet laureate back in Omaha
June 14th, 2012
Omaha, NE – Nearly two dozen people spent their lunch hour with Missouriâ€™s poet laureate this week.
The monthly event, Wednesday Words, recognizes award-winning writers from Nebraska. William Trowbridge grew up in west Omaha, and spoke at the KANEKO-UNO Library on Wednesday. Trowbridge was recently appointed Missouriâ€™s poet laureate. Heâ€™s also the author of several books including Ship of Fool and Enter Dark Stranger.
(Click the audio button below to hear Trowbridge read a poem citing Omaha’s 60s-era Playland Park: “Wow.”)
Trowbridge is also a professor at Northwest Missouri State. After the reading, he shared some writing tips. â€œBefore you can write much,â€ he said, â€œyou need to read a lot.â€ â€œPeople who write a lot and never write very well, itâ€™s because they arenâ€™t reading.”
The next Wednesday Words is July 11th at the KANEKO-UNO Library in downtown Omaha.
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