Saturday, August 29, 2009

Does poetry really matter etc?

Will the little poem I'm working on today really matter to anyone?

Go look and listen here, and be awed:

Now go back to your desk and finish that little poem. Every speck matters.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stirrup Pants gets more press

Stirrup Pants, the new chapbook store on Cherokee Street, gets a look from the St. Louis Magazine's arts blog, Look/Listen. Check it out, for pictures of the store and information about Maggie Ginestra, the owner --

Knit One, Poem Two

In Britain, they knit their poems: Giant Knitted Poem Takes Shape.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Read a Poem, Save the World

Words on Purpose is sponsoring another of its wonderful poetry events, this one to benefit Veterans for Peace, an educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. Veterans for Peace is a national organization, and headquartered in St. Louis.

Who's reading: James McGarrah, a Vietnam veteran and author of the war memoir A Temporary Sort of Peace, and Woody Powell, co-author of Two Walk the Golden Road chronicling the lives of two Korean War vets, one Chinese, one American.

When: Saturday August 29, at 4 p.m.

Where: Black Bear Bakery, 2639 Cherokee, St. Louis

Recommended donation, $5. All proceeds go to Veterans for Peace.

Words on Purpose is a committee of socially concerned writers who produce literary readings to support community-based efforts that improve quality of life and promote equality of opportunity. They are wonderful folks, and we love 'em.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Poetry at the Point Tuesday, August 25

gaye gambell-peterson will read from, and sign, her new chapbook of poetry+art, pale leaf floating, on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. for the Poetry @ the Point reading series sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center. The reading will be at The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton, Maplewood, MO 63143. This event is free and open to the public.
If you don't yet have in hand your own copy of gaye's gorgeous chapbook, you can view the cover and a sample poem here.