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 Michelle Norris’ The Race Card Project.
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.”
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."