Synopses & Reviews
This book is made up of poems by a classical musician, Thomas Lisenbee; a writer and teacher, Kay Z. Myers; and an art museum director, Bret Waller-three former schoolmates from a small town in southeast Kansas. The trio came together for the first time in decades at a fiftieth anniversary high school reunion and discovered to their mutual surprise that for many years each had been writing poetry. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of their poems deal with remembered aspects of life in Girard, a community of three thousand, where the authors grew up only a few blocks apart on Osage Street. Here are vivid recollections of small-town Kansas by three talented writers whose personalities and individual life experiences have shaped three distinctly different voices. Their poems combine in these pages to create a memorable picture of life on Osage Street.