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Recommended reading:

Alice Azure, poems. Along Came a Spider. Bowman Books, 2011.

Elva Maxine Beach, poems. Neurotica. New Belleville Press, 2008.

Richard Burgin, stories. Fear of Blue Skies. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

David Carkeet, memoir. Campus Sexpot. University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Stanley Elkin, essays. Pieces of Soap. Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Kathleen Finneran, memoir. The Tender Land: A Family Love Story. Mariner, 2003.

Matthew Freeman, poems. Everything I Love Restored. Coffee House Press, 2016.

Alison Funk, poems. The Tumbling Box. C&R Press, 2009.

Eddy L. Harris, memoir. Mississippi Solo. Holt, 1998.

        Jane Ellen Ibur, poems. Both Wings Flappin', Still Not Flyin', Penultimate Press, 2014.

        Andrea Jackson, Whom Am I and Where Is Home? An American Woman in 1931 Palestine, 2017.

Peter Leach, Gone by Sundown, novel. Gival Press, 2011.

        Tim Leach, Icarus Flees the Garden of Earthly Delights: Poems. CW Books, 2015.

John S. McFarland, novel. The Black Garden. Patrice Press, 2010.

John N. Morris, Selected Poems. Washington University Press, 2002.

Robert Nazarene, poems. Church. Intuit House, 2006.

Richard Newman, poems. All the Wasted Beauty of the World. Able Muse Press, 2014.

Catherine Rankovic, nonfiction. Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis, Penultimate Press, 2010.

        Susan Rava, nonfiction. Swimming Solo. Plateau Books, 2011.

Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, poems. The Whole Shebang. WordTech Communications, 2010.

Rick Skwiot, memoir. Christmas at Long Lake: A Childhood Memory. Antaeus Books, Inc., 2010.

Charles Sweetman, poems. Enterprise, Inc. Dream Horse Press, 2008.

Paul Thiel, editor. Under the Arch: St. Louis Stories. Antares Press, 2004.

        Mark Tiedeman, Gravity Box and Other Stories. Walrus Publishing, 2014.

Qiu Xiaolong, poems. Lines Around China. Neshui Publishing, 2003.

Jane O. Wayne, poems. A Strange Heart. Helicon Nine Editions, 1995; From the Night Album. Pecan Grove Press, 2007.

        Jean Ellen Whatley, memoir. Off the Leash. Blank Slate Press, 2012.

         Xu Fangfang, biography. Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao's China. Beihong, 2016.