second friday notes

Dierbergs Market in Des Peres.

Manchester Road at Lindemann, between Lindbergh and I-270.
Readings on Mezzanine level. Elevator access from covered parking garage below the store. Begins at 7 p.m. Free!

Series curated by: Dwight Bitikofer

March 9, 2018
7 p.m.

Susan Trowbridge Adams

Susan Trowbridge Adams has been everywhere. She was born in New York, raised in the Detroit area, schooled in Ann Arbor & Chicago, and Seattle, where she lived for 23 years and raised her (amazing and wonderful) kid. She has been an award winning poet since the age of 12, and has put her words in the air on microphones all over the country. She is grateful to have been included in and welcomed by so very many overlapping poetry circles in Saint Louis. She and her partner Ted Moniak have published a chapbook with an accompanying audio/music disc called Strength. Susan and Ted have a little golden dog named Mia, who is often out with them. Susan’s preferred biographical statement is “she really does not stink at this.”


Vincent Casaregola

Vincent Casaregola is a Professor of English and Director of Film Studies at Saint Louis University. He teaches American literature and film, creative writing, rhetorical studies, and composition. He has published poetry in a number of journals, most recently in The Examined Life, Natural Bridge, WLA, Dappled Things, 2River, Work, Lifelines, and Blood and Thunder. He was awarded the 2017 Best in Poetry Award from Blood and Thunder.


Music by Bob Gleason

Bob Gleason play guitar, harmonica, and clarinet. He has been playing as a single musician around St. Louis and on the road for many years, from Mississippi to British Columbia, Canada. He can fill a room with sound or be a plant in the corner. Restaurants, wineries, bars, happy hours, private parties, senior homes, inside, outside, rain or shine, he has years of experience in just about any situation. His song list is always growing to accommodate most any age group.


second friday notes poetry series is graciously underwritten by Dierbergs.