Midwest Poets Series readings put Kansas City on the map

August 1988. Just a few days after writer Raymond Carver's death, his wife, poet Tess Gallagher, called Bob Stewart at home. He was expecting to hear from her, expecting her to cancel. Her scheduled appearance at the Midwest Poets Series, which Stewart directs, was only two weeks away, and when he heard the news about Carver, he just knew what she'd say.


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