Hungry Young Poets is our summer reading series featuring emerging regional poets as well as a musical guest. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the venue. We also sell current and back issues of River Styx at the door.
Readings start at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.
For 2019 season: June 17, July 15, and August 19
To be considered as a reader for a Hungry Young Poets event, submit your original work at our contact page.
$4 general admission
Rooster South Grand
3150 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Winner of the 2018 MetroLines Poetry Contest, Katelyn Delvaux teaches and lives in St. Louis, MO. Her poetry has most recently appeared in New Territory, Watershed Review, and The St. Louis Anthology (Belt 2019). More details may be found at www.katelyndelvaux.com
Taylor is a poet who mostly writes about purpose, gender, and the future. She was born and raised in St. Louis and will be completing her undergrad at Webster University in the fall of 2019 with a degree in English and a minor in professional writing.
Mateo Lara is queer latinx, originally from Bakersfield, California. He received his B.A. in English at CSU Bakersfield. He is currently working on his M.F.A. in Poetry at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. His poems have been featured in Orpheus, EOAGH, Empty Mirror, and The New Engagement. He is an editor for RabidOak online literary journal.
Janice Majewski is a poet living in St. Louis. Her work is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Lindenwood Review, and The Laurel Review and can be found in the Journal, Hobart, Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from George Mason University and is the managing editor for Guesthouse.
Anna Schmidt lives in St. Louis and teaches writing and U.S. multiethnic literature at area universities. She has a MFA in Poetry from Eastern Washington University and a PhD in American Studies from Saint Louis University. Her poems have appeared in America, The Big Muddy, Glassworks, and elsewhere.
Troy Varvel is from Nacogdoches, TX, where he earned an MA in English and creative writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Journal of Poetry, The Cape Rock: Poetry, Dialogist, Driftwood Press, and Yemassee, among others.
performed by Langen Neubacher
(The Defeated Country)
Hannah Cajanding-Taylor, Shania Clingempeel, David Iacob, Audrey Lindemann, Sebastian Maldorado-Velez, and Ree Sherwood
Rachel Adams, Mary Ardery, Isiah Fish, Molly Harris, Kailah Peters, and Melissa Watt
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