W.E. Leathem's book called Terra

After working in politics for fifteen years for Republicans like Bush, Dole, and Ashcroft ,Will Leathem says he's happy now with what he calls a simpler life.

After working in politics for fifteen years for Republicans like Bush, Dole, and Ashcroft, Will Leathem says he's happy now with what he calls a simpler life: running Prospero's Books, founding a publishing house whose writers tour the country doing readings, and writing poetry. Leathem spoke to KCUR's Laura Spencer earlier this week about his new book called Terra. Here's Leathem reading a brief excerpt from the poem Coming Clean.

WHAT: Book Release Party & Reading
Terra by W.E. Leathem
WHEN: Sunday October 17th, 7pm
WHERE: Prospero's Books
1800 W. 39th Street
816.531.WORD
FOOD BY: George Detsion (of George's Cheese & Sausage), and with
Richard Minor stirring up a little down-home soul.
LIVE MUSIC: Bob Walkenhorst (of the Rainmakers)
ART: Jon Bidwell (Photo essay: The Artists of 39th Street)