October 19, 2012 1:00 PM

Midwest Poets Series readings put Kansas City on the map

In its first 29 years, the Midwest Poets Series has brought to Kansas City 14 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 U.S. poets laureate, two Missouri poets laureate and one winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. It begins its 30th anniversary year on Thursday with a 15th Pulitzer winner, Tracy K. Smith, who won the 2012 prize last spring.

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