St. Louis Poetry Center

 PLEASE  NOTE : The Sunday Workshop/Critiques are NOW on Second  Sundays

The Sunday Workshop/Critiques are the longest running poetry writing workshops in St. Louis, offered as a free service to local poets with noted poet critics commenting on presubmitted works in a friendly and constructive group setting.

Poetry workshops are held the second Sunday of the month from September through April at 1:30 pm in the auditorium of the University City Library, 6702 Delmar, University City, MO.   The guest poet/critic will lead the workshop and provide professional critique on a selection of the pre-submitted manuscripts. All poems submitted will receive written comments. You may submit poems via U.S. Mail or e-mail to be received by 12 midnight on Sunday (recent change), the week previous to the workshop. If submitting by mail, send one copy of the poem to Workshop Submission, St. Louis Poetry Center, 567 North & South, #8, St. Louis, MO 63130. If submitting by e-mail, (note new email address) send as an attachment in Microsoft Word to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and put “Workshop Submission” in the Subject Line. If an email response is not received in 48 hours, please re-send or call 973-0616.

With either method, submit only one poem and no longer than one page, in vertical format with only one column of text. This way we can cover the work of more poets during each workshop. Use 12 or 14 point font only. If using a pen name, provide real name and mailing address. Poet should plan to attend the workshop.

Everyone, regardless of experience or membership in SLPC, is encouraged to participate. You do not need to submit a poem to attend. Workshops are free and open to the public.


March 8, 2015

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 published by Salmon Publishing/Dufour Editions this past summer, as well as the documentary film, Your Rivers Have Trained You, a portrait filmed in the poet's birthplace by film-maker Paul O'Reilly.  From the Sin-e Café to the Black Hills, a collection of essays, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2000. His essays, articles, and reviews of Irish, Irish-American, and American writers have appeared in journals in the USA and Ireland.  He is a professor of Irish studies and English literature at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

April 12:  (submission deadline is April 5, midnight)

Travis Mossotti was awarded the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award for his first collection of poems About the Dead (USU Press, 2011), and his second collection Field Study won the 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize (Bona Fide Books, 2014). Mossotti has also published two chapbooks, and recent poems of his have appeared in issues of the Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Review, and elsewhere. He currently serves as Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center, and teaches a variety of literature and creative writing courses at universities around St. Louis.

 



Spring Full-Day Fee Workshop: more info soon.

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan 
Feb
Mar
Apr

Poet Critics 2013-14

Jenny Mueller
Sally Van Doren
David Clewell
Steven Schroeder                    Hadara Bar-Nadav                Walter Bargen                         Buzz Spector

Poet Critics 2010-2011

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

Jeff Friedman
Melissa Range
Eamonn Wall
Shane Seely
James Arthur
Geoffrey Nutter
Jenny Mueller

Poet Critics 2008-2009

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

David Clewell
John Gallaher
Susan Swartout
Allison Joseph
Stacey Lynn Brown
Steven Schreiner
Devin Johnston

Poet Critics 2008-2009

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

Allison Funk
Carl Phillips
Walter Bargen
Richard Newman
Hadara Bar Nadav
Adrian Matejka
Chad Parmenter

Upcoming Workshops

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2015 SUNDAY WORKSHOP CRITIQUES:  2nd Sundays

at UCity Public Library, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

March 8:

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 published by Salmon Publishing/Dufour Editions this past summer, along with the documentary film, Your Rivers Have Trained You, a portrait filmed in the poet's birthplace by film-maker Paul O'Reilly.  From the Sin-e Café to the Black Hills, a collection of essays, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2000. His essays, articles, and reviews of Irish, Irish-American, and American writers have appeared in journals in the USA and Ireland.  He is a professor of Irish studies and English literature at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

April 12: (submission deadline is April 5, midnight)

Travis Mossotti was awarded the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award for his first collection of poems About the Dead (USU Press, 2011), and his second collection Field Study won the 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize (Bona Fide Books, 2014). Mossotti has also published two chapbooks, and recent poems of his have appeared in issues of the Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Review, and elsewhere. He currently serves as Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center, and teaches a variety of literature and creative writing courses at universities around St. Louis.