In 2017, the Pulitzer launched the 100 Boots Poetry Series, which presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. This program is the evolution of a series started in 2011 by the Cherokee Street art space fort gondo compound for the arts. The series is co-organized by poet, curator, and former director of fort gondo, Jessica Baran, and St. Louis-based poet and educator, Ted Mathys. Limited-edition broadsides created by design duo Kevin and Danielle McCoy—collectively known as WORK/PLAY—will be available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books will be for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books.


  • Lyn Hejinian
  • Alison C. Rollins
  • Rae Armantrout
  • Evie Shockley
  • Kaveh Akbar
  • Anselm Berrigan