Niobrara County News

Library Hosts Denver Slam Poets!

Ken Arkind and Panama Soweto, members of the 2006 Denver team that won the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, will perform in Casper, Cheyenne and Lusk as part of the Wyoming Humanities Council’s summer program paying tribute to the beatniks.

Joining them are Craig Arnold, a poetry professor at the University of Wyoming and winner of the Rome Prize Fellowship in literature, and Luke Stricker, a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming MFA program and organizer of poetry slams in Laramie.

Slams take place at the Metro in Casper on June 13 at 7 p.m., at the Niobrara County Library in Lusk on June 14 at 1 p.m., and at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne at 7 p.m. on June 14. All programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the We the People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information locally contact Debbie Sturman, Niobrara County Library (307) 334-3490 or