Author Event: Poetry Line-up

Wed, 08/30/2023 - 6:00pm


We welcome 5 different readers this evening

Poetry lineup


Matthew Freeman's seventh collection of poems, I Think I'd Rather Roar, was just released by Cerasus Poetry. Several others are with Coffeetown Press, and a chapbook, Exile, was published by 2River.  He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. 

John Dorsey is the former poet laureate of Belle, Missouri and the author of Pocatello Wildflower

Brett Lars Underwood is a St. Louis poet, bartender and promoter of happenings and mishaps. He is the author of MUSH (Spartan Press, 2018) and MUSHARONA (Kung Fu Treachery Press, 2020).

Jesse Eikmann is the author of the chapbook The Kiss of Complicity (Bad Jacket Press, 2019) and the copy editor at Back of the Class Press. He is a trans man, and lately he's been busy opening endless nesting dolls of weird trans-related traumas and discoveries associated with medical transition. Since receiving his MFA degree from UMSL in 2019, he describes himself as a recovering academic, still a little over-steeped in the technical language of his poetry studies but also learning the indie attitude and swagger well enough to fool people. His first full-length collection, tentatively titled First, a Crisis, is slated to be released early next year, and then he can finally have a book out with his real pronouns and an author photo of him not in a dress. 

Julianne King is a poet and essayist. Her collections Bible Belt Revolution and Sex Work & Other Sins are currently available. Both collections feature King's signature efforts to illuminate the intersection of faith, identity, and survival in the wake of her Midwestern upbringing. King's works have appeared in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, the South Florida Poetry Journal, Turning the Page, and others. King's upcoming collection Honeysuckle will be released in September of 2023. King lives just outside of St. Louis, Missouri with her partner and six children.

Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase this evening courtesy of Subterranean Books.

Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6271 Delmar, In the Loop