Cancelled: Book launch with poet Cameron Morse of his newest collection of poems, Baldy - Friday, April 3, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m.

DELAYED - We will be announcing a new date.

We are excited to co-host the newest book release from poet Cameron Morse on Friday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in our store.

Cameron Morse, poet, who will launch his newest collection of poems, Baldy, at World's Window in Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri on April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Cameron Morse was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in 2014. With a 14.6 month life expectancy, he entered the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City and, in 2018, graduated with an M.F.A. His poems have been published in numerous magazines, including New Letters, Bridge Eight, Portland Review and South Dakota Review. His first poetry collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press's 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is Baldy (Spartan Press, 2020). He lives with his wife Lili and two children in Blue Springs, Missouri, where he serves as poetry editor for Harbor Review. For more information, check out his Facebook page ( or website.

What other writers say:

In Cameron Morse’s Baldy, the reader is given a gift: deeply personal poems written in honest language that elevate daily living to an almost transcendent experience. The world is for the living, after all. Throughout this collection, Morse writes with a steady pen to show epiphanies in soiled diapers, dinner messes, bumblebees, living with cancer. This is not a light book and these are not light poems, but in the best traditions of Oliver and Roethke before him, Morse shows us that even in darkness and storm, always there is light.
--Shawn Pavey author of Survival Tips for the Pending Apocalypse (Spartan Press, 2019)

Cameron Morse writes, “What haunts me is the vacancy,” and yet the poems in this collection are filled and peopled, incredibly alive with a dazzling calm. These are poems of testimony, but not in any conventional sense. Morse’s poems reveal an exceptionally stratified mind. A mind that revels in the overlooked and ignored, as well as the hidden and eternal, until these states become whole. Morse confirms what happens, in fact, happens within us and without. These poems are potent reminders for us to pay attention harder.
--Jordan Stempleman, author of Wallop (Magic Helicopter Press, 2015)

On April 3, we will close our store at the regular hour of 6 p.m. and then re-open at 6:45 p.m. During the evening event, World's Window will remain open to the public, and 10% of any sales of World's Window merchandise will be donated to The Writer's Place.

More details at . Please RSVP on-line through the Facebook link or call us at World's Window (816-361-2500) if you plan to attend.

Cameron Morse, poet, will launch his newest collection of poems, Baldy, at World's Window in Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri on April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.