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.


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 reading at Excelsior Springs Poet Cafe Day. 2018






Reflections in Poetry and Music
Local composers Don Follmer and Ryan Main created musical compositions that reflect and interpret the poetry of Arlin Buyert. These works were premiered at Village Presbyterian Church on Oct. 10th, 2017. To listen to a recording made at the Reflections in Poetry and Music reading, Click Here

Arlin was invited by Jeff Humsfeld on "Jaws for Justice"  to interview Ricky Kidd who has been imprisoned in the Missouri system for the past 21 years for a murder he did not commit. The show will be broadcast at 9:00 AMMonday, October 9th, 2017 on KKFI 90.1 FM

No More!
No More!
 is a reflection on the senseless loss of life due to gun violence in the United States. The choral parts are a setting of two ideas: the words “no more” and one line from Arlin Buyert’s poem “In the Shadow of the Bars”, which is a series of reflections on conversations the author had with inmates.  To listen and view click here.

February 21st, 2017
Inmate Poetry Reading

The Johnson County Library again hosted an inmate poetry reading. This reading is part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series and is sponsored
jointly by The Writers Place and the Johnson County Library. Arlin and inmates from Lansing Correctional Facility presented poems to a captivated audience. Sadness, joy and laughter were present the entire evening.

A KKFI podcast of this evening's event can be listened to by clicking here.

February 8 and 15, 2017
Village U of the Village Presbyterian Church will host Arlin and three former inmates to lead a discussion of mass incarceration in America.  What does the Church do to help rectify this deplorable situation?

December 15, 2016
The Inklings Book Store invited Arlin to read from Oh Say Can You See in Blue Springs, Missouri.

November 8, 2016
Arlin read poems from Family Photos at the Salt and Pepper Club at the Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood.

April 4th, 2016
Arlin was on KKFI 90.1 FM
Click here to listen to the program.

April 15, 2016
Interurban Art House
The Interurban Art House in Overland Park has agreed to host an inmate poetry reading on April 15, 2016.  Four inmate poets who participate in the Arts in Prison, Inc. poetry workshops at Lansing Prison will be reading their work. In addition, three former inmate poets will also be reading their work. Please plan to come as all are invited.

Arts in Prison poetry program helps inmates find freedom in writing!
Read the Kansas City Star article. Click Here

May 19th
Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series
Buyert reading poems from his books “Family Photos” and “Oh Say Can You See” as part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series. This series is sponsored jointly by The Writers’ Place and The Johnson County Library. Read review:

April 25, 2015
Arlin's poem, "They Fit You" was named third place by the Gatsby Days Poetry Contest. Arlin had the opportunity to read his poem along side Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge at the Excelsior Springs Museum, Excelsior Springs, MO. Featured Poem: They Fit You

April 23, 2015
Brian Daldorph invited Arlin to share some of his poems with the inmates at the Douglas County Jail in Lawrence. Brian has been leading poetry writing sessions at the jail for several years in a program similar to the Arts in Prison program that Arlin conducts at Lansing.

April 14, 2015
Arlin read at the Annual Author Fair in his hometown of Sioux Center, Iowa. This event was sponsored by the Sioux Center Public Library and featured Arlin and three other authors with a question and answer session following the readings. Read the review in the Sioux Center News