A Cowley College student transplanted from New York was missing the poetry slams she was used to back home and so has organized a competition for her new state.
A poetry slam competition for Kansas that will draw at least 20 competitors from as far away as Junction City and Kansas City will be 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Wilson Park in Arkansas City, said organizer Clareasa Johnson. The park is at 710 N. Summit.
Poetry slam involves competitors reciting original poetry as a performance. Johnson says she hopes "people will come and support" the poets.