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August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Author Event: Poetry Line-up

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A MULTI-POET EXTRAVAGANZA as we welcome FIVE different readers this evening


S. Elizabeth Cook, an illustrious laureate and published author, is a romantic par excellence. She has etched her name in the annals of contemporary literature with her recent notable works including Yellow Light and Before You Go both published by Olympia Publishers, along with Strange Tales from Cherokee Street published by Spartan Press.


Matthew Freeman’s seventh collection of poems, I Think I’d Rather Roar, was just released by Cerasus Poetry. Several others are with Coffeetown Press, and a chapbook, Exile, was published by 2River. He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.


Jason Ryberg is the author of eighteen books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, a box full of folders, notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day be (loosely) construed as a novel, and, a couple of angry letters to various magazine and newspaper editors. He is currently an artist-in-residence at both The Prospero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s and the Osage Arts Community, and is an editor and designer at Spartan Books. His latest collection of poems is The Great American Pyramid Scheme (co-authored with W.E. Leathem, Tim Tarkelly and Mack Thorn, OAC Books, 2022). He lives part-time in Kansas City, MO with a rooster named Little Red and a billy goat named Giuseppe and part-time somewhere in the Ozarks, near the Gasconade River, where there are also many strange and wonderful woodland critters.


John Dorsey is the former poet laureate of Belle, Missouri and the author of Pocatello Wildflower.


Brett Lars Underwood is a St. Louis poet, bartender and promoter of happenings and mishaps. He is the author of MUSH (Spartan Press, 2018) and MUSHARONA (Kung Fu Treachery Press, 2020).


Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase this evening courtesy of Subterranean Books.


August 30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Subterranean Books
6271 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130 United States
(314) 862-6100
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