Love poetry? You're in luck! April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating by showcasing local Arizonan poets for our first ever Bookmans Poets Society Social. We are inviting
Love poetry? You’re in luck! April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating by showcasing local Arizonan poets for our first ever Bookmans Poets Society Social. We are inviting poets and short form authors from all around Southern Arizona. Join Bookmans Midtown on April 27th during our Independent Book Store Day Bonanza from 12 PM to 3 PM to meet and mingle with these amazing writers.
If you are a poet or short form author that is interested in being showcased at this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your table while space lasts.
Featuring keynote poet, Kenneth Randle Landers.
Landers will be reading from his book The Arizona Son and his recent release Black Honey (out April 12th). He will also have copies of The Arizona Son available for signing and purchase during the event.
Kenneth Randle Landers is the author of two poetry books: The Arizona Son (by Randy Landers); and, his
newest one, Black Honey (by Kenneth Randle Landers). He was born in Phoenix, AZ and mostly grew up
in Springerville, AZ which is a small town in the white mountains of Arizona. He was the youngest of
three boys. He has given many book readings/signings, and his poetry book The Arizona Son has been
taught in an American Literature course at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. He enjoys sharing
his poetry with the public and meeting new people at his readings/signings. Besides being an author, he
also enjoys academic writing and teaching. He has a BA in English and an MA in English (literature) from
Abilene Christian University and completed a thesis there in Twentieth-Century American Literature, and
his essay “Return to Innocence in Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Illych” was published by the University
of Kansas on the Tolstoy Commons website. He has taught many different college courses for years, and
he currently teaches different writing courses at Pima Community College and likes living in Tucson, AZ.
He enjoys mentoring students and believes that reading and studying literature will enrich one’s life and
also help develop one to become a better writer. Besides writing, reading, and research, he enjoys
sports. Having played different sports in the past, he now mostly enjoys lifting, swimming, and running.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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3330 E. Speedway Blvd.