The Prison Poets of Lansing and Ricky Kidd’s Poetry Too

The Prison Poets of Lansing and Ricky Kidd’s Poetry Too

Tuesday, February 21st, the Johnson County Library and the Writer’ Place sponsored the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series with a poetry reading by prisoners in the poetry group led by Arlin Buyert. There were three former prisoners and four prisoners that came from the Lansing Correctional Facility to read. They each read poetry from prisoners that could not attend and their own poetry as well. The Poetry group at Lancing is one part of the Arts In Prison project at Lansing Correctional Facility.

In this broadcast we will be playing all of the poetry that was read, to be followed by some of the poetry of Ricky Kidd who is a wrongfully convicted citizen fighting for his freedom from the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Arts In Prison
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Email – [email protected]
Phone – 913-403-0229

Arlin Buyert Poetry
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Free Ricky Kidd – Learn about his case
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Play – I wanna Be Like My Father –

JoJR Calendar for February 27th

The 2nd Annual Youth Speak Event will be Tuesday February 28th from 7-8:30 PM at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, KCMO. You are invited to come listen to these young people gain a powerful voice by reading from their journals. This community event is open to all.
The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, March 3rd 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. This month’s presentation is titled I Need a Dollar: Employment and Finance for Vulnerable Populations. The speaker is Arthur Diaz, Employment Specialist at the Gateway Foundation; Representing the Workforce Development Team of the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness.
The Spring 2017 Missouri Cannabis Conference in Kansas City will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4. Friday evening a fundraiser to benefit the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana campaign will take place at Pierpont’s in Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO. The Conference will be held Saturday March 4th from 9:30 AM – 5 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, KCMO. The line up of speakers will include, Thomas Mundell, Jeff Mizanzki, a Nurses panel, Nuerologist Dr Mathew Markert and more. For more information, tickets and prices check the Show Me Cannabis Face Book page or go to

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