More about Ken Waldman, More about Trump Sonnets

Want to know more about Ken Waldman?

Click this Ken Waldman link for a whole website about the music, the writing, the kids' programs, the roots
music variety shows, and more. If you need to see his vita, it's right here.

Here's a short Ken Waldman bio:

Ken Waldman combines Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and Alaska-set storytelling for a
performance uniquely his. Nine CDs include two for for children. Eleven books include a kids' book, a memoir
(about his life as a touring artist), and nine full-length poetry collections. He's appeared at leading performing
arts centers, concert series, colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout North America.

Want to know more about this Trump Sonnets project?

Click this link to get to the successful May 15-July 4, 2018 Kickstarter campaign. If you want the more complete story,
be sure to take time to read the description and updates.

A three-paragraph summary:

The day after the 2016 November presidential election, Ken Waldman jotted a phrase: Before long, Donald Trump
would make former president, George W. Bush, look like a statesman. That insight led to a sonnet, which led to
dozens more. By mid-December, Ken Waldman had enough for Trump Sonnets, Volume 1, which Ridgeway Press of
Roseville, Michigan immediately published, and which Ken Waldman had in his hands by the inauguration.

That book led to Trump Sonnets, Volume 2, which Ken Waldman wrote while on tour in spring 2017. Summer 2017,
he wrote an essay, "Donald Trump is My Muse," to try and explain the deluge of poems. His stage show also titled
"Donald Trump is My Muse" features these poems. From fall 2017 to spring 2018, he wrote Trump Sonnets, Volume 3.
The stage show is evolving to reflect the new work.

People have asked if there will be a Volume 4. Ken Waldman says only that he's doing his job as an engaged citizen.

Photo taken by Tom Wayne, co-owner of Prospero's Books in Kansas City. Tom, along with co-owner, Will Leathem, have been most supportive of this project (and have sold plenty of books and hosted a pair of events).  One hope: more bookstores like Prospero's!

Photo taken by Tom Wayne, co-owner of Prospero's Books in Kansas City. Tom, along with co-owner, Will Leathem, have been most supportive of this project (and have sold plenty of books and hosted a pair of events). One hope: more bookstores like Prospero's!