Welcome to Arlin Buyert Poetry

“The sun sets fast tonight
and the shadows take their places in the dark.”

On November 8th the Interurban Arthouse sponsored an "Open to the Sky" poetry reading featuring Lansing Prison current and former inmates.



On Tuesday, September 17th, 2018 the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series presented an evening of poetry with Arlin Buyert.
Special musical guests Pat McGee, Jean Spikes,
and Steve Spikes.

See the Video Page for live performances.



Early morning
sitting near the dock
under the arms of an old oak,
I hear waves
waft a psalm of peace
in a holy way.

She is a window
looking deeply into the earth,
a passage to my depths
blanketed with water
that runs free yet bounded
by rocky shores and unseen winds.

I hear the loon's lilt,
see a swift sweep the surface,
feel the bite of morning's chill,
smell the cabin's cedar story,
taste alone on my lips.

Arlin along with 3 Lansing Prison inmates had poems published in the latest edition of the Coal City Review.









Arlin’s poem “Bone” was accepted for publication in The Christian Century.

On Tuesday, February 20th  The Writers Place and the Johnson County Library presented Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series poetry reading featuring former inmates incarcerated at Lansing Prison. Buyert facilitated the reading.
Read more from the Johnson County Library about this event.   Review in the Kansas City STAR.

Arlin's latest. A poem of hope, heartbreak and joy: Maria

The book “Oh Say Can You See” -War Poems, has recently been reviewed in the Hispanic website Dela boca al corazon or "From the Mouth to the Heart".