BookEval.com, LLC, wants to pay tribute too the colorful community of writers who enjoy life in historic St. Louis, Missouri. Mark Twain wanted to buy the town; Edgar Allan Poe edited a magazine here; Tennessee Williams went to school here; laureates gather here, and bestselling authors of fantasy and science fiction live here; why don't you move to St. Louis?

Recommended reading:

Alice Azure, poems. Along Came a Spider. Bowman Books, 2011.

Elva Maxine Beach, poems. Neurotica. New Belleville Press, 2008.

Richard Burgin, stories. Fear of Blue Skies. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

David Carkeet, memoir. Campus Sexpot. University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Kathleen Finneran, memoir. The Tender Land: A Family Love Story. Mariner, 2003.

Matthew Freeman, poems. Everything I Love Restored. Coffee House Press, 2016.

Alison Funk, poems. The Tumbling Box. C&R Press, 2009.

        Julia Gordon Bramer, Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Daddy." Magi Press, 2017.

Eddy L. Harris, memoir. Mississippi Solo. Holt, 1998.

        Jane Ellen Ibur, poems. Both Wings Flappin', Still Not Flyin', Penultimate Press, 2014.

        Andrea Jackson, Whom Am I and Where Is Home? An American Woman in 1931 Palestine, 2017.

Peter Leach, Gone by Sundown, novel. Gival Press, 2011.

        Tim Leach, Icarus Flees the Garden of Earthly Delights: Poems. CW Books, 2015.

John S. McFarland, novel. The Black Garden. Patrice Press, 2010.

Robert Nazarene, poems. Church. Intuit House, 2006.

Richard Newman, poems. All the Wasted Beauty of the World. Able Muse Press, 2014.

Catherine Rankovic, nonfiction. Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis, Penultimate Press, 2010.

        Susan Rava, nonfiction. Swimming Solo. Plateau Books, 2011.

Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, poems. The Whole Shebang. WordTech Communications, 2010.

Rick Skwiot, memoir. Christmas at Long Lake: A Childhood Memory. Antaeus Books, Inc., 2010.

Charles Sweetman, poems. Enterprise, Inc. Dream Horse Press, 2008.

Paul Thiel, editor. Under the Arch: St. Louis Stories. Antares Press, 2004.

        Mark Tiedeman, Gravity Box and Other Stories. Walrus Publishing, 2014.

Qiu Xiaolong, poems. Lines Around China. Neshui Publishing, 2003.

Jane O. Wayne, poems. A Strange Heart. Helicon Nine Editions, 1995; From the Night Album. Pecan Grove Press, 2007.

        Jean Ellen Whatley, memoir. Off the Leash. Blank Slate Press, 2012.

         Xu Fangfang, biography. Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao's China. Beihong, 2016.