By Kevin Rabas
Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has twelve books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner; All That Jazz; and Everyone Just Wants to Drum. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s Award for Research and Creativity and is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry and the Salina New Voice Award.
Bird Book is a Charlie Parker infused A5 saddle stitched chapbook. Lovingly handmade, hand stamped, and hand numbered. 20 pages. Limited to 25 copies. Printed on an old Canon laser printer we found abandoned at a dump site. White outer wrappers with red inner wrappers.
Cover art by Sarah Richardson