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2023 Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry & Prose

Saturday, April 1, 2023 @ 7 p.m. 

The Lark, Hastings, Nebraska

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music by Turner McGehee and Adam Q. Jacobs

Six local and visiting writers will read from their latest work at the Lark in downtown Hastings on Saturday, April 1, as part of the 2023 Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with live music by local artists Turner McGehee and Adam Jacobs.

The readers will include Nebraska state poet Matt Mason and Plainsongs associate editors Becky Faber, of Lincoln; Michael Catherwood, of Omaha; and Eleanor Reeds, an assistant professor of English at Hastings College. Also reading will be Ulrick Casimir, an author and professor from Eugene, Oregon, and Kiara Nicole Letcher, a poet from Omaha, both of whom were recently published in Plainsongs.

Plainsongs, now in its 43rd year of continuous publication in Nebraska, is a biannual literary journal that has been published out of Hastings since 1983. Featuring poetry by writers from across the country and around the world, Plainsongs was published by Hastings College until 2020 and by Corpus Callosum Press, a local publishing company, through 2023. The current editor is Eric R. Tucker; past editors include Dwight Marsh and Laura Marvel Wunderlich.

The Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose is sponsored by Corpus Callosum Press, Hastings College Press, and the Hastings Arts Council.

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