St. Louis Poetry Center

 PLEASE  NOTE  THAT  SOME  2014 WORKSHOP  DATES  ARE  NOT THE USUAL 3RD SUNDAY! 

The Sunday Workshops 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 third 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 Saturday the week previous to the workshop -- thus a week and a day prior 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. Please scroll down to see upcoming poet critics.

PLEASE  NOTE  THAT  SOME  2014 WORKSHOP  DATES  ARE  NOT THE USUAL 3RD SUNDAY! 

Poet Critics 2013-2014

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Jenny Muller
Sally Van Doren
David Clewell
Steven Schroeder

Poet Critics 2010-2011

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

Poet Critics 2008-2009

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

Poet Critics 2008-2009

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Apr

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

Upcoming Workshops

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SPRING Fee-Workshop with Steven Schreiner

April 26, 2014, 11 - 4pm... shake off the winter chill and plan join us.

Limited to 10 participants for the day in a private home with lunch included. Cost is $60, $50 for members. Make reservations with (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with Schreiner in the subject line. Reservations can also be made via mail as well. Please mail all payments to 567 North and South, #8 St. Louis, Mo. 63130.

STEVEN SCHREINER is associate professor of English at the University of Missouri-
St. Louis, where he teaches in the MFA program. He is the author of Too Soon to Leave (Ridgeway: 1998), and Out of Egypt (forthcoming, Cervena Barva Press), and a chapbook, Imposing Presence. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Image, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Poet & Critic, Gulf Coast, Margie, and River Styx. He has been awarded fellowships from The National Writers Voice of the YMCA and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is the founding editor of Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature.

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2014 SUNDAY WORKSHOP CRITIQUES

Sunday Workshop with Walter Bargen, March 16

Submissions due on Saturday March 8.

Walter Bargen has published thirteen books of poetry. Bargen's newest book, Leibenswerte Ruinen/Endearing Ruins, a bilingual collection in both German and English and published in Germany, was released in January 2012. The previous two books are: Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009), and Theban Traffic (2008). Among his many awards: the Chester H. Jones Foundation prize in 1997, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1991, the William Rockhill Nelson Award in 2005, and the SLPC Hanks Prize (1995). He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009). www.walterbargen.com

 
April 27: UPDATE: Stacey Lynn Brown is unable to join us.  Buzz Spector, poet and nationally known artist, will join us instead. (note the later date... submissions are due on  April 19th)