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Fri January 25, 2013
From Poetry To History
It's not often a state poet laureate turns her pen to write a non-fiction tale, but Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg has done just that.
In the second part of Friday's Up to Date, she joins us to talk about Needle in the Bone, a true story of a Holocaust survivor and a Polish resistance fighter who lost nearly everything and everyone they knew in the war and met years later at the University of Kansas.
HEAR MORE: Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will discuss her new book Needle in the Bone at 6:30 Thursday evening, Jan. 31 at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Click here for more information.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the 2009-2013 Poet Laureate of Kansas and a long-time transformative language artist. She teaches at Goddard College, where she founded Transformative Language Arts and is the facilitator of Brave Voice workshops. Her recent published works include Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Friendship and The Divorce Girl. She has also edited several anthologies of poetry. She earned a B.A. in history at the University of Missouri and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She is the recipient of Kansas Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the Rocky Mountain National Park artist-in-residency and the City of Lawrence Phoenix Award.