Salina, Kansas

Some days you think you've found     
a center here, the middle of everything   
loving and true, especially if you look up  
into the sky, wondering what     
next. Such an honest place,    
a land like no other if only you

keep working, keep weeding, keep     
an eye on the weather. What    
next? Reseeding? A second planting?  
Spinach and kale? Keep your heart open, 
an ear to the ground. Listen. If you  
sense your own self growing, rejoice.

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Ken Waldman combines original poetry, old-time string-band music, and smart storytelling for a performance uniquely his. Touring since 1995, he's appeared from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Dodge Poetry Festival to the Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia). 20 books consist of 16 full-length poetry volumes, a memoir, a creative writing manual, a kids' book, and his 2022 novel, Now Entering Alaska Time. Twelve CDs include two for children.

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