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The City Lyrical: Michael Castro, St. Louis’ First Poet Laureate

Meet St. Louis new—and very first!—poet laureate. more »

Feb 20, 2015 11:22 AM Literary

Read These Now: Three Local-Interest Books for March

A book from a visiting poet, a smart St. Louis coffee table book, and a new one from best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini. more »

Feb 20, 2015 11:21 AM Literary

Michael Castro reads January 31 at the Regional Arts Commission. Photograph by Ros Crenshaw

Read the Poem that Michael Castro Performed For His Inauguration as St. Louis' First Poet Laureate

Last Saturday, the City of St. Louis held an official coronation ceremony honoring our new (and first!) poet laureate, Michael Castro. Here's the poem he performed—and yes, if you know Castro, you know that's the correct verb. more »

Feb 4, 2015 8:44 AM Literary

Lucy Ferriss Brings a Complex New Novel Home to St. Louis

She weaves a fresh collegiate romance, family drama, Pashtun honor killings, and cultural blindness into an unforgettable love story. And she’ll be signing copies at Left Bank Books tomorrow. more »

Feb 3, 2015 8:44 AM Literary

Irish American Writers & Artists Association Brings Poetry, Music, and More to Its First St. Louis Salon

The Irish American Writers & Artists Association is coming to St. Louis. John Kearns, the host of the bi-monthly New York salons will be the night’s emcee. more »

Jan 26, 2015 8:31 AM Literary

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