The Disambiguation of Katydids: A Poetry Reading With Kelly Yenser



Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

To kick off National Poetry Month, Wichita native Jon Kelly Yenser is bringing his poetry home again with an evening reading from his latest chapbook, The Disambiguation of Katydids and Other Poems About Kansas.

Yenser was born, raised and educated in Wichita, KS. He has published two chapbooks–Walter’s Yard, 2013 and The Disambiguation of Katydidsbeen featured in Sports Illustrated, Iowan Magazine, Elysian Fields; and was a finalist for the Patricia Bobby Award in 2015. 

He worked as a teacher, a journalist and a fund-raiser for universities in several states before retiring to read and write in Albuquerque, NM where he lives with his wife, writer Pamela Yenser.

Doors open at 6:30, reading begins at 7:00. Donations are appreciated to support the artist, but admission is free and all ages are welcome. BYOB 21+.

More info in an article by the Wichita Eagle:




For Becca 

I’d forgotten that
the front edge of a front
seems its opposite

a long in-drawing
a sough up high in the elms
in the maples a sigh.

Just before the first drops
icy and big as dimes change
things for the better

the wind comes up.
You never mistake the storm
for what came before.

I grew up agape
and breathless in this weather
and the pulse it kept.


Published with a selection of Yenser’s poems on: