Poets for Peace — a collaborative annual showcase

Blip Roasters, 1301 Woodswether Road, KC MO 64105, in the West Bottoms 

The first annual Poets for Peace showcase, hosted by PWKC in collaboration with Poetic Underground in May of 2023, was a vibrant spotlight on the poetry community’s call for peace and a highlight of our forthcoming annual Memorial Day protest of nuclear weapon production in KCMO.

Every spring we will feature organizations/leaders we align with, in addition to small businesses and artists to support.

We are grateful to Poetic Underground KC and Blip Coffee for collaborating with us.

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Poets for Peace is a collaborative benefit showcase for PeaceWorks KC hosted by Poetic Underground.
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Man hanging origame peace cranes.