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  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Sept. 12, 2013 - As our days grow shorter and our nights longer, here’s a little song that won’t lend…
  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, April 13, 2012 - The worst happens at 4 a.m. -- robberies, food poisoning, drunk dialing, car alarms,…
  • Richard Newman of River Styx brings his poetic touch to St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon. He regularly selects a poem to appear on this site. It's a…
  • This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon - Some words and names are unsayable, or at least rarely said, because they are powerful. This…
  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: This poem leaps playfully from image to image, metaphor to metaphor, man to man. Despite the loss and…
  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 17, 2013 - This poem leaps playfully from image to image, metaphor to metaphor, man to man.…
  • This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: As our days grow shorter and our nights longer, here’s a little song that won’t lend much…
  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, April 11, 2013 - Reading this poem is like unwrapping a small gift — we experience the delicate and…
  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Reading this poem is like unwrapping a small gift — we experience the delicate and tactile opening…
  • This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 11, 2013 - In a few jagged couplets, this month’s poem explores the line between taking life’s…