Indiana-born poet Jason Wesco currently resides in southeast Kansas. He has published two books of poetry and has been named one of the seven emerging artists to watch by the Kansas City Star. His most recent book of poetry is Rough Traces. Jason is at work on a book-length creative biography of southeast Kansas labor leader, Alexander Howat, told through poems, prose, photos and period documents. A suite of selections from the manuscript will appear in the forthcoming Coal City Review.
Host Christopher Citro reads Wesco’s poems “Kentucky Bottoms,” “city-broke,” “Cheat River Coffinworks,” and “The Facts of a Place” on this edition of The Poets Weave.