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Donald Finkel

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    August 29, 2012

    Walrus Publishing, Making Books By St. Louisans For St. Louisans

    When Lisa Miller moved to St. Louis from Jefferson City twenty years ago, she was impressed by the number of writers in town. Not the ones who moved away and got famous (though there are plenty of those), but the ones who've stuck around, formed writing groups, showed up at readings, published small ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    March 10, 2011
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    April 21, 2010
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    January 20, 2010
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    February 18, 2009

    R.I.P. Cinder: Saint Louis Zoo Chimp Dies at Fourteen

    Cinder, the chimp at the Saint Louis Zoo whose most distinguishing feature for visitors was her alopecia, is dead at fourteen. She was known as the "Hairless Chimp."The naked ape. What does that mean? Some, certainly, laugh. I think of my father (click the link and scroll down or search for What Man ... More >>

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    December 14, 2008

    Donald Finkel, 1929-2008; Constance Urdang, 1922-1996

    click the "play" icon to hear David Clewell read his poem "Too Far This Time," in memory of the late St. Louis poets Donald Finkel and Constance Urdang. -Tom Finkel

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    December 10, 2008

    It's a Family Affair

    Remembering Constance and Donald

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    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    R.I.P. Dave Ricketts and Bobby Murcer

    This past weekend saw the passing of (at least) two former major leaguers: Cardinals backup catcher Dave Ricketts died days after his 73rd birthday, and Yankees third sacker Bobby Murcer died at age 62. Both are remembered as uncommonly classy men. from, uh, the author's, uh, collection Bobby Mur ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008

    Poets Gone Wild: The Sequel

    [Update posted 10:45 a.m. April 17:] Here's Marjorie Stelmach reading the title poem from A Joyful Noise: [end update] [Update posted 2:00 p.m. April 16:] Here's Jon Dressel, reading "A Poem and a Prayer to St. Hoffstein, from A Joyful Noise: Jennifer Silverberg

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    April 9, 2008

    Poets Gone Wild: "I Held Sarah Jessica Parker Naked in My Arms"

    [Update published April 15, 3:00 p.m.: I've uploaded an mp3 file of Curtis Lyle reading from Answer Back; the link is below (search for "Lyle")] The tribute to Donald Finkel -- yes, that's my dad -- Monday night at Duff's Restaurant in the Central West End drew nearly three dozen poets, each of w ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    What's the Verse That Can Happen? Donald Finkel Poetry Tribute Monday Night at Duff's

    Next Monday, April 7, beginning around 8 p.m., three dozen poets will read their favorite Donald Finkel poems in a tribute at that venerable House of Poems, Duff's. You know, like a tribute CD, only substitute poetry for songs. Rumor has it that one of the poets is eleven years old, and that the ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008
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    October 18, 2006

    A Whole New Ballgame

    Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.

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    June 25, 2003

    Reno's Casino

    Regurgitating Loverboy

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    February 27, 2002

    Lit-a-palooza

    The new outpost of Marty's Baking hosts a sweet gathering of writers to honor UM-St. Louis' literary magazine

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    March 22, 2000

    Robert's Rules of Order

    Turning a cool gaze on the beloved poet Robert Frost

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    March 3, 1999

    Publish or Perish

    Self-promoting poet and noted Faulkner collector Louis Daniel Brodsky tends to his legacy: shepherding his entire life's work into print

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