Public presentation of and reading of original work created from the Coffee House Press / Saint Louis Public Library "In the Stacks" Residency.
For the residency, Mathys will explore the library’s archives of William Reedy, the so-called “literary boss of the Midwest” and the editor of Reedy’s Mirror, a prominent St. Louis-based literature, politics, and social gossip magazine. From 1891 to 1920, Reedy’s magazine had a larger national distribution than either Atlantic Monthly or The Nation. Raised in north St. Louis and a graduate of Saint Louis University, Reedy was a prominent critic, provocative social figure, and massive influence on the St. Louis literary scene, publishing writers such as Edgar Lee Masters, Carl Sandburg, Sara Teasdale, Ezra Pound, Theodore Dreiser, and more.
Reading on public TV, from the new chapbook Woodland Pattern (Swerve Press) and new book Null Set (Coffee House), and party with authors from Brooklyn Arts Press, Swerve, Penguin Poets, Nightboat Books, Hanging Loose Press, and Ping Pong. (The 8:30 - 9:00 p.m. group: Dawn Lundy Martin, Ted Mathys, Sharon Mesmer, Pablo Medina, Rose McLarney, Joe Pan). EVENT PAGE.