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
June 8, 2018
Owen Neace is a poet, teacher and translator originally from North Texas. His work has appeared in Prick of the Spindle and Milanga o muerte, among other journals and blogs. In the Fall, he will begin an MFA in poetry and an MA in TESOL at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Victoria Walls, a Tennessee native, is an alumna of Saint Louis University and The University of Missouri–St. Louis. During her MFA, she held multiple artistic leadership positions such as poet laureate and president of the Graduate Writers Association. She is now a professor of English as a Second Language at Saint Louis University and an assistant editor for Boulevard Magazine and WomenArts Quarterly. Her poems are featured in Slippery Elm, Architrave Press, The Seattle Review, Big Muddy, and december magazine. She can also be found in “Voices at the Corner,” a blog for The Center for Social Empowerment where she served as Poet in Residence.
Music by Catching the Westbound
Transplants to St. Louis from Arizona and Ohio, Emily Stuart and Andy Schreiber blend together elements of rural American music. Drawing from a catalog of original songs and 19th and 20th century folk standards, the duet weaves together syncopated string rhythms of country-blues guitar with vocal melodies that evoke the hardships and hopefulness of Appalachian Mountain gospel.
second friday notes poetry series is graciously underwritten by Dierbergs.