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Art Of Discovery And Adventure, And A Kansas City 'Poetry Throwdown'

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An explorer's sketchbook is more than a window into an unknown frontier — it's an intimate look into their everyday life. We visit with the author of a new book detailing the drawings, photos and scribblings of the various trailblazers who made them. Also, it's National Poetry Month and two poets tell how they and dozens of other participants will gather for this weekend's Kansas City Poetry Throwdown.

The Kansas City Poetry Throwdown is a three-day event from April 21 through April 23 at Prospero’s Bookstore and The Writer's Place. The complete schedule is available at spartanpresskc.com.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.