St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday poetry workshop, for October 20 will be held 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission and will feature as critic Jason Sommer. Free parking in the Pageant and Metrolink lots; Metered parking on Delmar is free on Sundays.
Jason Sommer has published four poetry collections: Lifting the Stone (1991), Other People’s Troubles (1997), The Man Who Sleeps in My Office (2004), and The Laughter of Adam and Eve (2013). He translated, along with Hongling Zhang, three novellas by Wang Xiabobo (widely recognized as one of the most important figures of 20th-century Chinese letters). From 1985 to 2015 he served as Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Fontbonne University.