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Recommended reading:

Alice Azure, poems. In Mi'kmaq Country: Selected Poems and Stories. Albatross Press, 2007.

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.

David Clewell, poems. The Low End of Higher Things. University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

Lorin Cuoco and William Gass, editors. Literary St. Louis: A Guide. Missouri Historical Society Press, 2000.

Mary Ruth Donnelly, poems. Weaving the Light. Cherry Pie Press, 2008.

Helen Eisen, poems. The Permeability of Memory. Cherry Pie Press, 2007.

Stanley Elkin, essays. Pieces of Soap. Simon & Schuster, 1992.

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

Matthew Freeman, editor. Floodstage: An Anthology of St. Louis Poets. Walrus Publishing, 2010.

Matthew Freeman, poems. Desolation on Delmar. Ginnindera Press, 2008.

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

Pamela Garvey, poems. Fear. Finishing Line Press, 2008.

Gaye Gambell-Peterson, poems. MYnd Map. Agog Press, 2009.

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

Stephen Koritta, poems. Vocal Folds. Snark Publishing, 2009.

Joshua Kryah, poems. Glean. Nightboat Books, 2007.

Peter Leach, stories. Tales of Resistance. Texas Review Press, 1999.

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

John N. Morris, Selected Poems. Washington University Press, 2002.

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

Richard Newman, poems. Domestic Fugues. Steel Toe Books, 2009.

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

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

Meg Schoerke, poems. Anatomical Venus. WordTech Communications, 2004.

Steven Schreiner, poems. Too Soon to Leave. Ridgeway Press, 1997.

Shane Seely, poems. The Snowbound House. Anhinga, 2009.

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

Nanora Sweet, poems. Mix of Securities. Cherry Pie Press, 2005.

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

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

Mary Troy, stories and novel. Joe Baker is Dead. University of Missouri Press, 1998; The Alibi Café. BkMk Press, 2003; Beauties. BkMk Press, 2010.

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.