Bill Karnowski grew up in rural Jackson County located on the north end of the Flint Hills of Kansas. He and his thirteen brothers and sisters spent their childhoods on the Hoot Owl Hollow Ranch. His poetry has its roots as deep as the big bluestem grass that make up the last remaining expanses of the Tallgrass prairie. The Prairie Chickens still boom on early spring mornings. He will share his language of this land.