The quake last night was nothing personal, you told me this morning. I think one always wonders, unless, of course, something is visible: tremors that take us, private and willy-nilly, are usual. But the earth said last night that what I feel, you feel; what secretly moves you, moves me. One small,
In 2008, Missouri established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Aliki Barnstone, who was appointed to a two-year term in 2016. Barnstone is the author of three chapbooks and eight poetry collections, including Dwelling (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016).
In 2018, Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore was named poet laureate of St. Louis, Missouri. LeFlore will serve a two-year term.
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