Welcome to KansasPoets.com — a literary resource & poetry archive focusing on Kansas Poets and Poetry ...created & maintained by Greg German

Kansas Poets -- a resource for Writers, Readers & Students of Kansas poetry.
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     Welcome to KansasPoets.com ...a one-of-a-kind literary resource of Kansas Poets & Poetry

Poetry Lesson Plans -- The Lesson Plans provided on this site are now available as PDF download


Kansas Poems -- Read poems - Learn how to contribute to this expanding list. 
Kansas Poets Index & Poem Selections -- a list of notable Kansas poets, their biographies & writing samples.


One Sunday afternoon
I had an idea....
             From —An American Boyhood
                      by Jonathan Holden



The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation is now accepting submissions of narratives and poetry for use on the state assessments. We are looking for quality work that is suitable for students anywhere within the 3rd-11th grade range.

We pay $250.00 for each piece we accept. We buy exclusive print and electronic educational assessment publication rights. This means the author can still publish the work elsewhere, provided it is not with another assessment company. The author must own the copyright to the work in order to submit, and list any prior publication of the work at the time of submission. Response time is between 2-4 months.

The Center for Education Testing and Evaluation at the Achievement and Assessment Institute is a research center at the University of Kansas that administers a variety of standardized tests.

Please review our guidelines and submit





Poets are athletes of the mind; but the performances they put on do not take place in stadiums or on television. The performances take place in books, and the quality of the performance depends almost wholly upon the existence of an educated and willing reader; for the art of poetry is pre­eminently an art of reading.

Jonathan Holden







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