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Fall/Winter 2017

Kevin Rabas


Ellington’s ink is still wet,
black dots across
5 lines, across white,
when he asks me
to copy all the parts.
   Show tonight at 5.


*Along with playing trombone, Juan Tizol also composed and served as musical score copier for the Duke Ellington band.

Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks. He has nine books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner.



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