Category Archives: Staff Picks

Arts & Numbers – Financial Planning for Artists

You sold your first piece of work! Hooray! Congratulations! Celebrate that check, because it is a major moment of creative validation. You have mad creative skills—skills with financial value. If you want to pursue your art/writing professionally it is important to understand what your talent is worth, figure out how to quantify it, and start maintaining good financial records. It… Read more »

Congratulations to our Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone for participating in Whispering Prairie Press’s annual contest! Our judges had a lot of fun reviewing your terrific submissions, and we are excited to share the results.   Art 1st place Leisure by Rita Guile of Mission, KS 2nd place Untitled Black & White photograph by Meaghan Golden of Glen Falls, NY 3rd place Golden Slippers by… Read more »

Our friend Jeanette Powers has a new book!

Earthworms & Stars by Jeanette Powers Poetry Book Release Party Wed, Jan 21 8-9 pm $10 gets event plus book Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 So many exciting things are happening in KC’s poetry scene, and Jeanette Powers is one of the main instigators. As producer of Poetic Underground, she oversees weekly open mics, and the nationally certified poetry… Read more »

Meet the Kansas City Voices Editorial Staff-Annie Raab

Annie Raab joined the magazine in 2013. She has been taking her writing seriously since 2010, when she was pursuing her education at the Kansas City Art Institute, and more seriously every year since. She graduated KCAI in 2012 with a BFA and double major in Sculpture and Creative Writing. Her writings have been published in The Bookends Review, Kawsmouth,… Read more »

Meet the Kansas City Voices Editorial Staff-Pat Daneman

My husband died last year.  One of these days that won’t be the first thing I choose to tell about myself, but right now it is the most essential thing.  Barry and I met when I was 17.  I am 60 now.  Over the last 7 months, I have been learning how to live by myself. Last summer, when my… Read more »

Meet the Kansas City Voices Editorial Board-Alan Proctor

At eight, I wrote my first poem urging mother to stop smoking: I wish you would, I truly do Stop smoking that awful brew Of tobacco, filter, smoke and trash That simply does nothing but fall to ash… and so forth in awkward iambs. I was a stutterer – maybe that’s why the rhythm, needed for the rhyme to work,… Read more »