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LISTEN: Monique Gabrielle Salazar On Nostalgia And The Smell Of Ghosts

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Laura Spencer
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KCUR
Monique Gabrielle Salazar

Monique Gabrielle Salazar is a writer, artist and musician. A member of the Latino Writers Collective, she’s also a self-described “collector of nostalgia.”

Here, she reads four poems in a series:

Salazar recently released her first solo EP called Devil’s Pool. She also writes for the website Squeezebox KC and is at work on her first novel, set in a future Kansas City where prohibition is back and so is mob rule.

All of our WORD readings, including bonus tracks by some poets, are archived on SoundCloud.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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