Retired Kansas professor finds success as poet

November 7, 2014 7:00 AM

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"I never planned on being a poet," swears Elizabeth Schultz, a retired Kansas University professor of English whose three most recent books of poetry were released this year to critical acclaim.

It's one of those perfectly crisp fall days, and Schultz, 78, is sharing a loveseat with Bruce, her 12-year-old gray domestic shorthair and constant writing companion, in a sun-dappled alcove just off the living room of her Lawrence home.

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