It is almost midnight on April 23, one month after Kansas City’s shelter-in-place order went into effect. At least I think it’s been one month. Time …Dear friends,
Spartan Press: Purveyor of Poetry http://kcstudio.org/spartan-press-purveyor-of-poetry/
The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative
A selection of 365 short bits, extracted and compiled from various studio writings, notebooks, voice memos, letters, stories, and essays.
Quite enjoyable and amenable to your on-the-go lifestyle.
The missus made the daily:
4-7PM : BOOK FAIR @ CAPSULE
SPONSORED BY PROSPERO’S BOOKS | KC
ART IN THE CAPSULE EVENT SPACE CURATED BY THE SMALTER GALLERY | KC
7-8:30PM : FEATURE 1 @ CAPSULE
RIVERFRONT READINGS | KC
SUSPECT PRESS | DENVER, CO
Host : James Benger
9-11PM : OPEN MIC @ CAPSULE
JUMP START ART WITH SHARON EIKER | KANSAS CITY
Host: Sharon Eiker
Fountainverse: KC’s Small Press Poetry Fest
If’n yer on the olde Facebooks: www.facebook.com/events/423045991806025/
Geographer Neil Smith warned long ago in his book The New Urban Frontier that gentrification is not a process where all of a place becomes overdeveloped and most housing becomes overpriced for working people. Instead, Smith noted after studying American patterns, the high valorization of some neighborhoods required the depression of others. While Detroit continues to lose population, its central corridor from downtown to Wayne State University has seen tremendous re-valorization and reversal of decline. Post-bankruptcy Detroit has become two places: a small and very hip renewing area, and a larger, poorer area where demolition remains the city’s primary instrument of social compact.