Forgotten Stories January

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Join us for the last month of Forgotten Stories with Nebraska poet Christopher Stewart

Forgotten Stories is a series featuring poets from the Mid-America Arts Alliance region. Each poet was asked to write about the forgotten stories of places, people, or histories from their states/regions. This may include people, places, or rituals/traditions that are no longer, or perhaps never, studied or discussed. Artists were encouraged to examine stories unique to the character and identity of their state.

New poems premiere on the first day of each month, playing audibly from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day from August 2021 to January 2022. The poets’ words and voices will be presented through our outdoor audio system. The series is curated by noted poet Quraysh Ali Lansana and the Tulsa-based Tri-City Collective. January’s poet is Christopher Stewart.

Christopher Stewart’s work has appeared in numerous poetry journals and anthologies. He has also collaborated with a range of music artists, and was a founding member of the poetry music ensemble Circadian Rhythm. He is co-author (with Quraysh Ali Lansana) of The Walmart Republic, published by Mongrel Empire Press and a 2015 Oklahoma Book Award finalist.