, the venerable St. Louis literary magazine, just received a $10,000 grant from an anonymous donor to supplement other grants from the Regional Arts Commission
and Missouri Arts Council
The magazine has been on the brink of financial collapse ever since its inception, but this year the extra funding is especially welcome.
like gravy at the time, but the economy and granting agencies looked in much
better shape back when they first proposed it," says editor (and the RFT
's choice for Best Local Poet
of 2008) Richard Newman
. "We may need the extra cash
for survival now."
For more about River Styx
and its long and occasionally beer-drenched history, check out this feature
I wrote last January.
- Aimee Levitt