100 Boots Poetry Series: Lyn Hejinian & Alison C. Rollins

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The Pulitzer has launched a new collaboration, the 100 Boots Poetry Series, which presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. This program is the evolution of a series started in 2011 by the Cherokee Street art space fort gondo compound for the arts. The series is co-organized by poet, curator, and former director of fort gondo, Jessica Baran, and St. Louis-based poet and educator, Ted Mathys.Limited-edition broadsides created by design duo Kevin and Danielle McCoy—collectively known as WORK/PLAY—will be available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books will be for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books.

The first event of a new poetry series begins with readings by Lyn Hejinian, a founding figure of the Language Movement of the 1970s and still one of the most influential figures in experimental and avant-garde poetry today, as well as St. Louis-based poet Alison C. Rollins, who was recently recognized as a recipient of the esteemed Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine, one of the largest awards offered to young poets in the United States. Rollins has also received a fellowship from the Cave Canem Foundation.
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By: Pulitzer Arts Foundation

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