An Heir to the Black Mountain Poets @ Observable Readings STL

An Heir to the Black Mountain Poets Visits Observable Readings Feb. 4 Poet Thomas Meyer, executive director of a society that published legendary Black Mountain poets such as Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creeley; will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Schlafly Bottleworks on 7260 Southwest Ave….


Observable Readings: Quincy Troupe & Patrick Rosal hit it out of the park!…But, why so quiet?

This week in St. Louis at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood neighborhood, I attended a rousing session of poetry written and read by both the noted Quincy Troupe and another poet fried Patrick Rosal at the Observable Readings series founded by Aaron Bell and now sponsored (it’s free!) by the St. Louis Poetry Center.\ In…

Aaron Belz’ Poetics of Distraction: A technologically hip way to publish our work. How cool is that?

Aaron Belz is a modern man of letters, a university teacher, poet,reviewer, essayist, and organizer of St. Louis’ Observable Readings. Through Aaron I met the Nigerian poet Obi Nwakanma who was a touchstone for me at last week’s Soyinka Symposium in Carbondale. Aaron Belz’ “gravely hilarious” poems, as Denise Duhamel describes them, in “The Bird…