STL readings

Meet the Readers: October’s Prose/Poem Is Here!

The start of our 2014-2015 season is finally upon us! We’re excited to present Tuesday’s readers:

Dawn Dupler

Dawn’s prose and poetry can be found in Natural Bridge, Paper Nautilus, Chiron Review, Whiskey Island Magazine, Blue Earth Review, and other journals and anthologies. She won first place for poetry in the 2013 Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild and Honorable Mention in the 2011 James H. Nash Poetry Contest. Her non-fiction book St. Louis in the Civil War was published in 2014.

Bill R. Foster

Bill Foster is a retired faculty member of the University of Missouri, Saint Louis, where he taught writing and literature. In his new life, he is a poet, artist, adventurer, and booze baron.

What’s Next?

Last week’s evening with Eve Jones was a delight, particularly since we were treated to some of Eve’s new work. Last month’s event with Maxine Beach and Stef Russell was pretty amazing, as well. We’re going to go ahead and call Prose/Poem’s kick-off a success, if we say so ourselves.

In coming weeks, we’ll post some more photos and Post-it stories/poems from the events.

In the meantime, pencil us in for a few dates after our summer hiatus, won’t you please?

Tentative 2014-2015 season:

  • Tuesday, September 23
  • Tuesday, October 21
  • Tuesday, November 18
  • Tuesday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Tuesday, April 21

We look forward to seeing you when the days grow shorter and the leaves turn… Stay tuned.

Tonight! An Evening with Eve Jones

Tonight is our interactive evening with poet Eve Jones, presented by Prose/Poem, on Monday, 5/12, 7-9 PM, at the Mud House, 2101 Cherokee St.

This is an after-hours event for the Mud House, so there’ll be no food, but plenty of beveragey-goodness. BYOB, if you like.

If you are looking for food before the event, check out some of these neighborhood favorites:

  • Neveria La Vallesana – 2801 Cherokee Street
  • Taqueria El Bronco – 2812 Cherokee Street

These are open before and after (until 10 PM):

  • Benton Park Cafe – 1900 Arsenal Street
  • Frazer’s Restaurant and Lounge – 1811 Pestalozzi Street

We’ll see you soon!


Poets and Writers: The Night Is Young, but the Deadline Approaches

There’s still time to send in your response pieces for the Eve Jones reading on Monday night. So, sit right down and that poem or short-short you’ve been working on before you head out for your Saturday night activities, you minx!

E-mail your response piece to sarahkuntzjones at gmail dot com.


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.

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?