Calling All Poets and Artists: St. Louis Needs You

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Know the next T.S. Eliot? St. Louis is on the hunt for its first poet laureate. Those in the know can now submit work to by Dec. 1 for consideration by the Board of Aldermen, which is currently considering a bill to officially create the position and establish a panel, dubbed the “Poet Laureate Task Force,” to decide the best fit for the city’s inaugural laureate.

STL poet T.S. Eliot (1923), courtesy of WikiCommons

STL poet T.S. Eliot (1923), WikiCommons

STL’s poet would serve a two-year term and act as an advocate for local arts and literature. For more information and to apply, visit

Also seeking artistic minds is the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. The organization is hoping to fill their upcoming exhibit “Small Buildings: built, unbuilt, unbuildable” with the work of national and local artists. The gallery would display from March 13 to May 10, 2015, in the center’s location in the Delmar Loop.

With this exhibit, Craft Alliance hopes to explore elements of architecture through multiple mediums, including sculptures, models, drawings and more. To be eligible to show in the gallery, works must have been created in the past three years and currently be for sale.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 9, 2015. Entry fee is $25 or $20 with a valid student ID. Visit for more information.

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