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Poet laureate magically weaves words

Ellinwood school students enjoyed a presentation by Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. Townley will begin a weekly poetry column that will be published in the Great Bend Tribune.

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ELLINWOOD — Wyatt Townley, Shawnee Mission, finds poetry in every day life, in trains, in the Kansas wind, and in nature. Imaging magical ways to weave words, she comes home to poetry.
“Home is a long held Kansas value,” said Townley, speaking to Ellinwood school students and patrons last week at Ellinwood School/Community Library.”There’s something that keeps us here.”
This is why, after 17 years in New York, she moved back to Kansas and spends time at her grandparents farm founded in 1860. She was a dancer in New York, and her poetry is a confluence of words ...


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