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The Apothecary's Heir: KU Librarian Draws on a Life Among Books to Create Award-Winning Poetry

Julianne Buchsbaum (BUCKS-bom) is a librarian at the University of Kansas. But when she's not immersed in helping students or thinking about books, she's often perfecting a poem. This accomplished writer has had three collections of poems issued as books, and she's frequently had her work appear in poetry journals and online. Her latest collection of poetry, The Apothecary's Heir, was selected as a 2011 National Poetry Series winner - one of just five chosen nationwide. KPR's Laura Lorson recently spoke with Julianne Buchsbaum about the differences between poetry and prose... and a how career spent among books has affected her work as a poet.

Julianne Buchsbaum is a humanities librarian at the University of Kansas. She was speaking with KPR's Laura Lorson. Julianne Buchsbaum will be reading from her award-winning poetry collection,"The Apothecary's Heir," tonight (THUR) at 7 o'clock at the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence. For more information, visit The Raven Bookstore's website,


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The Apothecary's Heir by Julianne Buchsbaum is published by Penguin Books - ISBN 978-0-14-312141-1

(Note: The Apothecary's Heir was originally titled With Venom and Wonder when it was originally submitted to the National Poetry Series Open Competition. Some published references to this work include the former title. The contents of the work, however, are identical.)  


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