SALINA – Kansan Brennan Bestwick will be the second poet to read for the 2018 Salina Poetry Series. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Prescott Room at Salina Public Library. General admission is $5 and student admission is $3.50. A reception will follow the reading at SPARK Artist Resource Exchange, 146 S. Santa Fe.
Bestwick is a reader and writer from the Flint Hills of Kansas. His poems have appeared in “Colorado Review,” “Winter Tangerine” and “The Journal.” He is an AWP Intro Journals Award winner and was recently featured in “Best New Poets.” Bestwick received his M.A. in poetry from Kansas State University.
John C. Epic, of Salina, will introduce Bestwick. Epic is the author of the memoir “Ill Digestions,” the illustrated children’s book “Such a Little Apple: The Anatomy of a Bully,” and numerous poetry books of leather-footing stories and philosophical epiphanies. Epic has shared his poems in readings from New York to Kansas.
The Spring Poetry Series is sponsored by Salina Public Library and Salina Arts and Humanities Council. The series celebrates National Poetry Month with a poet performance every Tuesday in April. Poets are scheduled as follows: Laurie Ann Guerrero on April 17 and Kathryn Nuernberger on April 24.