Month: April 2014

Tomorrow! (About Our Venue)

Our inaugural reading event is tomorrow night, 4.29.14, from 7-9 PM, at Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios. Admission is free. We will be featuring writer Elva Maxine Beach and poet Stefene Russell (and we can barely contain our excitement over here).

Stone Spiral is located at 2500 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood, MO–two blocks north of Manchester. They serve food in addition to the delicious range of coffeehouse beverages, including beer and wine. You should come to feast upon the literary magic of the evening, but you could come early for supper or linger over a glass of wine or lemon ginger tea, too.

See you there.

Stefene Russell’s Inferna Book Trailer

*Edited 4.24.14 to include attribution for the trailer.

Check out Kevin Belford’s trailer for Stefene Russell’s 2013 chapbook Inferna, and come hear her in person next week at Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios with writer Elva Maxine Beach.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7-9 PM – Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, 2500 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO 63143.

Invitation for Art

As you may be aware, we had a call for art in response to Eve Jones’s poems that closed on 4.19.14 so that we could open a call for poems and short-short stories in response to the artwork. We’re delighted with the pieces that were submitted and would like to thank:

Andi Kozak –

Mark Swain –

Daryl Tegtmeier

Now that phase II (the call for literary submissions) is underway, we would like to invite anyone still interested to submit their artwork in response to Eve Jones’s poems. These submissions will still be displayed at the event on May 12, but they will not be included in the writers’ responses.

Send work via e-mail to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com by 11:59 PM on 5.10.14.

Maxine Beach’s “Can I Get a Hallelujah?”

Maxine Beach’s “Can I Get a Hallelujah?”

Check out Maxine Beach’s story “Can I Get a Hallelujah?” here, and come listen to what she’s been working on next week–Tuesday, 4.29.14, from 7-9 PM at Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, 2500 Sutton, Maplewood, MO, with poet Stef Russell. 

Call for Poems and Short-Short Stories – Due 5.10.14

The call for art in response to Eve Jones’s poems has closed, and here are the results. Thanks to Andi Kozak, Mark Swain, and Daryl Tegtmeier for their contributions to this project.

Poets and writers: Take a gander at the posted work, and respond to one or more of them in a poem or short-short (flash) story. We will accept up to five poems per submission or two flash fiction pieces of 500 or fewer words.

Submit your work (in DOCX, DOC, or RTF) with a cover letter to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com by 11:59 PM on Saturday, 5.10.14.

Accepted submissions will be part of the reading event with Eve Jones on 5.12.14 at the Mud House, 2101 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO, 63118.

Last Call (for Art)

Tomorrow will bring the deadline for art submissions in response to Eve Jones’s poems.

Send your digital images–photos, paintings, drawings, scultpture, etc.–to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com by 11:59 PM tomorrow evening.

Thank you to those who have submitted, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of you have to share.

(Poets and writers, sharpen your pencils,  refill your ink pens, and charge up your laptops. You’re up on Sunday, 4/20!)

Literature for the Halibut Streaming

Literature for the Halibut Streaming

Thanks to all those who listened and supported Prose/Poem (and me) last night on Literature for the Halibut. (And a massive thank you to Nicky Rainey and Eli!) If you missed it, you can still check the 4/7 show through 4/21 via KDHX’s streaming archive. The show included details on the Prose/Poem reading event series, the call for art, a reading of Eve Jones’s “Sleeping Giant” and “August Letter to My Solider in These Difficult Times,” as well as, a reading of two of my own flash fiction pieces. Action-packed fun, right?