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 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.

January 11, 2015:

John Smelcer is one of the last students of the legendary John Gardner. He is the author of 45 books. His award-winning novels include The Trap, The Great Death, Edge of Nowhere, Lone Wolves, and Savage Mountain. He is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, and his poems appear in over 450 magazines worldwide. For over twenty years, he has been poetry editor at Rosebud, one of America's premiere journals of contemporary   literature.

 
             

 February 18, 2015:

Anne Bargrover is author of Yell Hound Blues and co-author with Avni Vyas of the chapbook Candy in Our Brains. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Indiana Review, Meridian, Gulf Coast, and Mid-American Review, and in 2014 she won an AWP Intro Award Prize for Poetry. Anne earned her MFA at Florida State University and is currently a PhD student in Poetry at University of Missouri.

 



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Poet Critics 2013-14

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

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

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

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2015 SUNDAY WORKSHOP CRITIQUES   2nd Sundays

Sunday Workshops at UCity Public Library, 1:30 pm

January 11:

John Smelcer is one of the last students of the legendary John Gardner. He is the author of 45 books. His award-winning novels include The Trap, The Great Death, Edge of Nowhere, Lone Wolves, and Savage Mountain. He is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, and his poems appear in over 450 magazines worldwide. For over twenty years, he has been poetry editor at Rosebud, one of America's premiere journals of contemporary  literature.

February 18:

Anne Bargrover is author of Yell Hound Blues and co-author with Avni Vyas of the chapbook Candy in Our Brains. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Indiana Review, Meridian, Gulf Coast, and Mid-American Review, and in 2014 she won an AWP Intro Award Prize for Poetry. Anne earned her MFA at Florida State University and is currently a PhD student in Poetry at University of Missouri.