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Poetry Scores
10:58 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

The Art Of The ‘Selfie’: St. Louis Group Seeking Self-Portraits To Illustrate Poetry

"And insisted with dangerous fanatacism on envisaging the almond tree of a virtuoso orchestra's hiding place...." by ReeCee
Courtesy of Poetry Scores

Poetry Scores, an organization translating poems into different media, is asking St. Louisans to picture themselves through the lines of a Greek psychoanalyst.

On the Metrolink, in bars and even at funerals, cell-phone photographers are capturing selfies -- self-portraits -- usually bound for Facebook, Instagram and other social media. But now, they now have a more poetic destination.

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The Poetree Project
11:44 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Update: Snow Didn't Stop Poetree Project In Forest Park

Pat Waddle talks with Henry Goldkamp, the co-organizer of The Poetree Project. Waddle was looking for poems to mail to her son, who recently moved from St. Louis to Salt Lake City.
Tom Nagel

Update Dec. 15: New snow did affect Poetree. It brought in some people who might otherwise have not visited the installation. About 400 poems were submitted and another 600 were installed in a grove between the Art Museum and Zoo, including original works submitted to the project. 

At photographer Tom Nagel’s suggestion, historic preservationist Michael Allen mailed "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden to the mayor.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:27 am
Mon October 28, 2013

67 Years Later, Cardinals Superfan Recites 1946 World Series Poem

Arthur Schwartz.
(Courtesy of Arthur Schwartz)

When Arthur Schwartz was 10 years old his parents gave him a newspaper clipping – a poem about the 1946 World Series in which the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox.

After hearing our recent program on a new book about the 1946 World Series, Schwartz contacted us about the poem he memorized as kid, 67 years ago. 

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Tue August 20, 2013

With 37 Typewriters Around Town, Poet Henry Goldkamp Asks 'What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking?'

A typewriter for the projects sits in the Central West End. Passers-by are encouraged to anonymously share their thoughts.
Erin Williams

  Henry Goldkamp has established himself as a bit of a writing fixture in the arts world of St. Louis. He spends his weekdays working in his family’s construction business, but on the weekends you can find him around town at his mobile office, banging out short vignettes of happiness, fear, love and passion on his manual typewriter as sole proprietor of Fresh Poetry, Ink.

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Features
1:48 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

"The Poetry of Me" Encourages Self-Exploration And Expression Through Verse

Erin Williams

The intimate crowd was invited to share their thoughts on race and personal identity through spoken word. Guests wrote their six-word stories on the subject using cards from Michele Norris’ The Race Card Project

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Cityscape
2:28 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

St. Louis Poetry Center Celebrates Poetry Month With Emily Dickinson

Poet Emily Dickinson
(via Wikimedia Commons)

April is national poetry month and as part of the commemoration, the St. Louis Poetry Center holds “The Belle of Blueberry Hill: Emily Dickinson at the Duck Room.”

While the St. Louis Poetry Center features the work of many poets and writers over the course of a year, the influential work of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) is on focus at the organization’s upcoming event.

In 1862, Dickinson sent a letter containing four poems to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who would later write of her, a “wholly new and original poetic genius.”

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from Cityscape
11:30 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Printer Eric Woods brings poetry to The Firecracker Press

Eric Woods is Owner and Founder of The Firecracker Press at 2838 Cherokee Street.  He's a visual artist, not a poet.  But he's been teaming up with poets for most of the nine years he's been open, mostly, he says "out of necessity."

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