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Rhyming to Repair: An Introduction to Restorative Poetics

Thursday, February 15
Rhyming to Repair: An Introduction to Restorative Poetics
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free with Registration
JE Dunn Construction Theater – Third Floor
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At its essence, Restorative Poetics is about the healing properties of poetry on both a personal and community level. Join Glenn North, Kansas City Museum Poet-in-Residence, for a presentation that will examine the restorative power of poetry. Poetry provides a unique opportunity for introspection that can be helpful in confronting personal trauma or the harm we see unfolding in our communities such as issues in social justice issues, disparities in healthcare, gender inequality, and so on.

Poetry is not a panacea but where there has been harm, poetry can help repair; where there is a wound, poetry can be a balm. Attendees will also learn more about the Kansas City Museum’s Restorative Poetics Initiative which will include the Mbembe Milton Smith Poetry Series.

For more information contact Glenn North, Director of Inclusive Learning & Creative Impact at 


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE