University City Public Library, 2nd floor (auditorium)
Series curated by: Sally Van Doren
St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday Workshops are the longest running poetry writing workshops in St. Louis. These workshops are offered as a free service to local poets, with notable poet critics commenting on pre-submitted works in a friendly and constructive group setting.
Poetry workshops are held the third Sunday of each month, September through April, except for December. 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.
CRITERIA: Submit only one poem, one page in length, 12pt or 14pt font, vertical format and one column of text. Provide name, mailing address, and email address. Email submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt. Submissions due by 12 midnight Sunday one week prior to the workshop. Those submitting poems are expected to attend the workshop.
To submit poems by mail: To submit poems by email:
Workshop Submission [email protected]
St. Louis Poetry Center “Workshop Submission” in subject line
P.O. Box 300167 Attachment as Microsoft Word document
St. Louis, MO 63130
Everyone, regardless of experience or SLPC membership, is encouraged to participate. You do not need to submit a poem to attend. Workshops are free and open to the public.
Upcoming Guest Critics:
September 17: Dana Levin
Submissions due: Sept. 10
Dana Levin’s new book of poetry is Banana Palace (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). Her first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was chosen by Louise Glück for the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive numerous honors, including the 2003 PEN/Osterweil Award.
Copper Canyon Press brought out her second book, Wedding Day, in 2005, and in 2011 Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” Sky Burial was noted for 2011 year-end honors by The New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, Coldfront, and Library Journal.
Levin’s poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Best American Poetry 2015, The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The Paris Review. Her fellowships and awards include those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, as well as the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations.
A teacher of poetry for over twenty years, Levin has served as the Russo Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico (2009–2011), as well as Faculty and Chair of the Creative Writing and Literature Department at College of Santa Fe (1998–2009) and Santa Fe University of Art and Design (2011–2015). She currently serves each Fall as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.