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One Kansas City Poet Starts A Book Club To Learn From Another Who Died Too Soon

The poet Mbembe Milton Smith wrote some provocative words about a Kansas City suburb:

“There are uncharted places like Overland Park, Kansas or Greenwich Connecticut where they lock their back door if they heard black power was coming cause black folk wouldn’t dare come round the front.”

Smith was the first African American to graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s master’s program in creative writing. Read more…


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