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Rust Belt Readings Inaugural is September 26

Rust Belt Readings is pleased to present:

An evening of poetry with

VICTORIA BROCKMEIER
winner of the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize
(Buffalo, NY)

and MICHAEL R. ALLEN
(St. Louis, MO)

When: Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee Street (http://www.fortgondo/. com)
FREE

About the readers:

Missouri native Victoria Brockmeier‘s first book, my maiden cowboy names, won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize. This is the latest accomplishment for someone who has worked as a waitress, a web designer, a drive-thru girl, an artist’s model, an Air Force marketing specialist, & a palmist. Her poetry has appeared in LIT, Boston Review, Natural Bridge, The Texas Review, & Inkwell. Brockmeier currently is a candidate for a PhD in poetics at the University at Buffalo, where she teaches. She earned her MFA in poetry at Louisiana State University in 2004. She believes that poetry can save the world.

Best known as an architectural writer, Michael R. Allen edits Ecology of Absence. Allen also has published poetry, drama and prose in journals including flim, Can we have our ball back?, The Adirondack Review and The Implosion. Additionally, he co-edited MPRSND: A Journal of Experimental Writing from 2001-2005 and has read at venues ranging from the River Styx Hungry Young Poets series to anachist book fairs to a morning television news program.

More information: Email or call 314-920-5680.

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