What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking

St. Louis on the Air
1:41 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Figuring Out What The Hell St. Louis Is Thinking

A typewriter for Henry Goldkamp's "What the Hell is St. Louis Thinking?" project sits in the Central West End in 2013. Passers-by were encouraged to anonymously share their thoughts.
Credit Erin Williams / St. Louis Public Radio

In 2013, Henry Goldkamp decorated St. Louis with 40 typewriters. Each of the manual typewriter stations asked passers-by to tap out their thoughts.

Goldkamp dubbed the project “What the Hell is St. Louis Thinking?” and has published a curated book of responses. The book, also called “What the Hell is St. Louis Thinking?,” will be released on Nov. 22.

So what is St. Louis thinking?

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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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