Hungry Young Poets is our summer reading series. It features emerging regional poets, as well as a musical guest beforehand and during intermission. You can buy food and drinks at the venue. We also sell current and back issues of River Styx at the door, alongside additional swag.
There’s one more Hungry Young Poets event for the 2019 season, and it’s coming up on August 19th!
If you enjoy our Hungry Young Poets series, check out our River Styx reading series, which starts in the fall.
Rooster South Grand
3150 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Poets begin reading at 7:00 pm. Musician begins at 6:45.
$4 general admission
2019 Season – Hungry Young Poets
Katelyn Delvaux, Taylor Kolkmeyer, Janice Majewski, Anna Schmidt, and Troy Varvel. Music by Langen Neubacher.
Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, Shania Clingempeel, David Iacob, Audrey Lindemann, S.G. Maldonado-Velez, and Ree Sherwood. Music by Hugh Vincent.
Rachel Adams is Assistant Director of the College Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Past lives include Marketing Coordinator for an SF video game company. Present loves include her dogs and cowboy boots. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Santa Clara Review and Gloom Cupboard with work forthcoming in Badlands Literary Journal.
Mary Ardery is from Bloomington, IN. Her work appears in RHINO, Kettle Blue Review, Gravel, and other journals. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Visit her at maryardery.com.
Blake Barringer was raised in St. Charles Missouri. He recently graduated from the University of Missouri St Louis with a B.A. in English. He also obtained an honors certificate from the Pierre Laclede Honors College at UMSL. Currently he resides in St. Louis with his boyfriend Douglas.
Molly Harris is a current MFA student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also the current managing editor of Natural Bridge. You can find her work in magazines such as Furrow, Hooligan Magazine, and Vagabond Literature. She has also been a runner-up in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers.
Kailah Peters is an emerging African American writer who studies creative writing at DePaul University. She writes with Poems While You Wait, a ream of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand around Chicago. Her work was debuted in Rigorous Magazine. For more of Kailah’s work, follow @K.P_Poetry on Instagram.
Music by Sister Wizzard
Hailing from the mystical caves of Crystal City, Sister Wizzard brings you spooky-sweet, dream pop tunes and a voice that is dark like tinted glass.
Kristi Carter, Joseph Emanuel, Luther Hughes, Michelle Tong, Paul Tran, and Ruth Williams
Music by Syna So Pro
David Alejandro Hernandez, Joss Barton, Joe Betz, Charlotte Covey, Frances Klein, Raphael Maurice, and Billy Youngblood
Music by Catching the Westbound
Danny Caine, Nick Christian, Kristina Marie Darling, Owen Neace, Lizzy Petersen, and Patrick Topping
Music by Matthew Freeman
Aaron Coleman, Emily Grise, Brigitte Leschhorn, Sandra Marchetti, Ryan Patrick Smith, and Clay Whisler
Music by Ellen (the Felon) Cook
Zachary Alley, Traci Brimhall, Teresa Lynn Hasan-Kerr, Kyle McCord, and Allison C. Rollins
Music by Miss Jubilee
Kelsey Ann Kerr, Sean Arnold, Baba Badji, Katryn Dierksen, Nick Kriefall, Josh Myers, and Jake Russell
Music by The Erin Bode Group
Endya Goliday, Canese Jarboe, Lizzy Petersen, and Andrew Smart
Music by Miss Jubilee
Clayton Adam Clark, Zachary Alley, Anna Leigh Knowles, Timothy Leyrson, Jessica Lynn Suchon, and Taylor Supplee
Music by The Farshid and Felipe Duo, members of Clave Sol