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Author Appearance – Joe McKenzie

Salina author, Joe McKenzie, will be at the Abilene Public Library on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm, for a poetry reading and book signing.

McKenzie is the author of At the Mercy of Ourselves, a book of poetry published by Spartan Press of Kansas City in 2019. He is a winner of a New Voice Award for his poetry. Before retiring as Director of the Salina Public Library, Joe helped plan the annual Salina Spring Poetry Reading Series, which brought award winning poets to the city.

In addition to writing in retirement, Joe remains active in Salina, enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife, Mary Lou, and playing with grandchildren.

Books will be available for purchase at this free event.

Photograph of the author
Book cover At the Mercy of Ourselves

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