Michael Kleber-Diggs

Michael Kleber-Diggs wins 2022 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Poetry

Michael Kleber-Diggs wins 2022 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Poetry

Worldly Things refuses to “offer allegiance” to this centuries-old status quo. With uncompromising candor, Kleber-Diggs documents the many ways America systemically fails those who call it home while also calling upon our collective potential for something better. “Let’s create folklore side-by-side,” he urges, asking us to aspire to a form of nurturing defined by tenderness, to a kind of community devoted to mutual prosperity. “All of us want,” after all, “our share of light, and just enough rainfall.”