In the second season of the 100 Boots Poetry Series, co-organized by poet, curator, and former director of fort gondo, Jessica Baran, and St. Louis-based poet and educator, Ted Mathys, the Pulitzer continues its collaboration which presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. This season will open with poets Wendy Xu and Rickey Laurentiis.

This program is the evolution of a series started in 2011 by the Cherokee Street art space fort gondo compound for the arts. Limited-edition broadsides created by Westminster Press will be available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books will be for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books.