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Artist, Poet Kevin Callahan to Air on Ketchupedia Poetry Radio, Upcoming Poetry Workshop

Here for a live interview. Flying Ketchup Press's art director, Kevin Callahan will share his unique perspective on design and poetry.

Hear more about what inspires his wide variety of creative work. Listen live on 100.1 FM KONN with producer Richard Parilla and Editor Polly Alice McCann. All previous episodes can be found on Spreaker.

Kēvin's recent poetry collection is a unique travel diary with art, poetry and fiction along with tips to how to be be prepared to find art everywhere.

“A long and winding road” the Beatles sang, but this "Road Map" is a poetic journey through an American Artist's life well-lived. With a keen eye for wisdom, wit, and historically hilarious self-portraits illustrating his travels, you'll want to grab a walking stick and join Kēvin for a globe-trekking adventure from African Safari to the old family farm. You'll have a good time.

Kēvin Callahan, award-winning artist, hails from Drake University and both the Chicago and San Francisco Art Institutes with collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Kēvin Callahan is an “accidental poet” who often finds his poems in the everyday activities of yard work or romantic remembrances of a long and happy marriage. He is the author of many published short stories, poems, and a novel. He maintains a studio and gallery, the Elegant Line, in Parkville, MO, where he resides with his wife, Karen. His two grown sons are both accomplished artists. Find out more at


This Tuesday, August 10th at 6:30 Central our first poetry workshop sponsored by Ketchupedia, our outreach to writers. You are invited. 6:30 to 8 pm.

Have you ever wondered how to edit a poem quickly and easily to make it more shareable for readers or more satisfying to yourself? How to make our poetry catch the eye of an editor, or make it seem more magical or more down to earth?

In this workshop, you will learn five simple strategies to edit your poetry based on voice, landscape, verb-age, metaphor loops, and point of view. This class is fun for beginner and long time poets alike!Even better we will use poems you bring to the workshop, so you don't have to wonder how the ideas apply to your own work.

POLLY ALICE MCCANN’s lyrical poetry paints a picture of the narratives of the internal heartland. Poet, curator, artist, editor, speaker. She is a writing professor, founder, and managing editor of Flying Ketchup Press. With a B.A. in Studio Art, and her MFAC in Writing from Hamline University, Polly shows her art internationally. She has been published in US newspapers and magazines, most recently Rattle Magazine. Find Polly’s art at She credits much of her creative work due to her research on dreams which won her the 2014 Ernest Hartmann award from Berkeley, CA. She says her favorite thing is to tell stories-- other people's, her own-- maybe yours. Find out more at


Flying Ketchup Press ® founded in 2018 to champion new and diverse voices in short fiction and poetry. We publish books, anthologies, podcasts, magazines, and contemporary media. Each year, Flying Ketchup Press produces collections of short stories and poetry by select authors, as well as an anthology dedicated to adult and teen readers. Our dream, to share worlds of wonder and delight.

Ketchupedia is an outreach of Flying Ketchup Press ® began in 2020 a grassroots network to connect the Kansas City & regional writers community through weekly blogs, a writer's word of the day podcast, a live poetry radio show, and two annual poet-in-residences including open mics, classes, and events to allow regional artists to explore motivation, creative goals, and advocacy. Our editorial mentorships create an exponential artist-tree effect. Instead of one poetry book a year, we add another poetry editor each year; each new editor is able to empower more poets, making room for poetry, as a space for personal narrative that empowers, heals, and unites diverse audiences. You can find us at Home | Flying Ketchup Press

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