St. Louis Poetry Center

Our Mission

Our passion for poetry guides us to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the infinite possibilities of the written word. We conduct workshops, contests, outreach programs and readings to promote poetry in the community.

February is Here, March 8th, Almost


and Beverly Hopkins High School Contest.  See contests page

SAVE the DATE:  April 26 for the Annual Spring Benefit: "Celebrating MAYA ANGELOU"  Ticket page will be up soon.

Sunday Workshop: Eamonn Wall poet critic on March 8.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the Newsletter "escaped" with the wrong date for Sunday workshops. cross out March 15, and "write-in" March 8th.  Same for April... the right date is April 12.  Remember that we change to Daylight Savings Time on March 8.

Deadline for Submissions, Sunday March 1, midnight.  see the workshops page for guidelines. Eamonn Wall, a native of Co. Wexford, Ireland, is the author of five collections of poetry. His new volume, A Tour of Your Country, was recently published.....


OBSERVABLE READINGS: Monday March 9, 2015, 7:30pm

Ye Chun is the author of two books of poetry, Lantern Puzzle and Travel Over Water, as well as a novel in Chinese, Peach Tree in the Sea (《海上的桃树》)...

Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal. He is publisher of Codex Journal, poetry editor for The Cossack Review, Cobalt Review, and Luna Luna Magazine...

Tarfia Faizullah is the Pushcart Prize winning author of Seam, winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award...

second friday notes: March 13, 7 pm

Eamonn Wall is a native of Ireland who has lived in the U.S. since 1982. His books include Sailing Lake Mareotis and Writing the Irish West. New and Selected Poems will be published this year...

Drucilla Wall’s book of poetry, The Geese at the Gates, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2011. Individual poems and essays appear in a number of literary and scholarly journals and anthologies...

MUSIC: Raw Earth, an "urban tribal fusion-revolution" offers eclectic world percussion that is a mix of classic middle eastern with a blend of west and north African rhythms.



The 2014-15 SPRING Newsletter goes to print Feb. 16!  Send your kudos and events NOW.

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Laureate News: Bob Lowes and an Interview with Michael Castro

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