Category Archives: Literary St Louis

Ted Mathys in the Stacks: Sang Froid and the World’s Fair

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the fourth in a series; see below for previous entries. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: A Streetcar Named Riot

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the third in a series; see below for previous entries. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis … Continue reading

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Ted Mathys in the Stacks: On Cyclones and Call Outs

Central Library’s poet-in-residence Ted Mathys reports from Special Collections, where he is exploring the William Marion Reedy Archive. This is the second in a series. In the Stacks is a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Library and Coffee House … Continue reading

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Gazing into Reedy’s Mirror with Ted Mathys

Public libraries are places where strange and idiosyncratic projects can be undertaken. The projects go on every day here at Central Library — epic screenplays, syntheses of Marvel Comics and ancient mythology, wild theories on the nature of space-time, you … Continue reading

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A Bookstore, A Lost Customer, An Open Letter

By now, if you live in the 314 area code at least, you’ve probably already seen this blog post by Left Bank Books co-owner Jarek Steele. With hundreds of shares on Twitter and thousands more on Facebook, it easily surpasses … Continue reading

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I Spent Approximately Two Hours at a Romance Writers’ Convention (and Obsessed About It)

2:30 PM — Invocation It is a scorching and bright July afternoon in St. Louis, and I’ve been released for the afternoon to attend a convention called Penned Con, which is being held nearby at the St. Louis City Center … Continue reading

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Novel Feelings: Rachel Greenwald Smith on Emotion and US Fiction

Here at Central Library we’ve recently received our copy of Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism, the first book by Rachel Greenwald Smith, an assistant professor at St. Louis University. It was published by the prestigious Cambridge … Continue reading

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