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CANCELLED: River Styx Reading Series Presents: Jenny Molberg, Carl Phillips, & Martin Riker

Monday, March 16, 7pm
High Low, 3301 Washington

Following recommendations from the CDC, we regret that this event has been CANCELLED.

River Styx cultivates the literary arts in St. Louis and beyond through its magazine and community programs.The River Styx Reading Series is their main recurring event during the fall, winter, and spring, in which they invite both local and national acclaimed writers to read their work for a St. Louis audience.

Jenny Molberg is the author of Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the Berkshire Prize) and Refusal: Poems. She coedited the Unsung Masters Series collection Adelaide Crapsey: On the Life & Work of an American Master. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, Poetry International, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets, and other publications. She is the recipient of a 2019-2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as scholarships and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, the C.D. Wright Conference, and Vermont Studio Center. Molberg holds an MFA from American University and a PhD from the University of North Texas. She currently teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and edits Pleiades: Literature in Context

Carl Phillips, referred to as “one of America’s most original, influential, and productive of lyric poets,” is the author of a dozen books of poetry and two works of criticism. He was born in Everett, Washington in 1959, and his family moved frequently around the United States. He earned a BA from Harvard, an MAT from the University of Massachusetts, and an MA in creative writing from Boston University. Before teaching English at the university level, he taught Latin at several high schools. He is Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also teaches creative writing. Phillips was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006, and since 2011 he has served as the judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Martin Riker grew up in Central Pennsylvania. He worked as a musician for most of his twenties, in nonprofit literary publishing for most of his thirties, and has spent the first half of his forties teaching in the English department at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2010, he and his wife Danielle Dutton co-founded the feminist press Dorothy, a Publishing Project ( His fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, London Review of Books, The Baffler, and Conjunctions. Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return is his first novel.

Readings start at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. $5 general admission. $4 students and seniors. This event is presented by River Styx. For more information, please visit

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
High Low
3301 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Marvels of the Invisible: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936797929
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tupelo Press - February 1st, 2017

Refusal: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807170748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - February 12th, 2020

Wild Is the Wind: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374538248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 22nd, 2019

Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566895286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 9th, 2018