A native Hoosier, Jason Wesco resides amidst the played-out coalfields of southeast Kansas. He has been awarded a mini-fellowship in poetry by the Kansas Arts Commission 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 “She Says Timothy,” “Letter from Muscotah,” and “Neat” on this edition of The Poets Weave.