Julie Dill

Through first-person narration, Komunyakaa tells enough stories to fill a hopping dance floor: a fine lady, an aging man, a territorial ghost, a street urchin, an occasional drag queen. In the crowd of voices, Komunyakaa’s own might get lost except for its quietness. more

Apr 11, 2011 7:22 AM Culture

If you’re at all familiar with Carl Phillips’ poems, you know that his austere lines, and stark, spare stanzas are incredibly intimidating and imposing. Every word, every simple punctuation mark, holds such weight that you’re done in by the end of one poem. In Double Shadow, Phillips’ allows his lines to achieve paragraph-fullness, and for that, it is easily his most accessible, inviting book to date. more

Apr 11, 2011 7:12 AM Culture

Poet Aaron Belz, founder of Observable Readings, returns to St. Louis to read from his latest, "Lovely, Raspberry." And that title isn't as sweet as you think it is. more

Jan 10, 2011 8:15 AM Culture


Courtesy Typecast Publishing

A quick take on Matthew Lippman's poetry collection "Monkey Bars," which was produced (mostly) locally, and is generating serious national buzz. more

Jan 5, 2011 8:11 AM Culture

Rows of gingerbread houses with manicured lawns … Is Southampton really the next bohemian village? more

May 3, 2007 12:00 AM