Michael Castro

Michael Castro was the inaugural Poet Laureate of St. Louis. He has published six book of poems, essays and translations and has appeared in in more than 100 magazines and numerous anthologies. In 1975 Castro co-founded the literary organization River Styx and pioneered the poetry radio shows River Styx Poets Radio Show, Ars Poetica and Poetry Beat. In 2000 he was presented with The Guardian Angel of St. Louis Poetry Award by River Styx and The Warrior Poet Award in 2005 by Word In Motion.

News and Reviews:

Read the poem that Michael Castro performed for his inauguration as St. Louis’ first Poet Laureate (St. Louis Magazine)
Michael Castro: A poet to the core (Alive Magazine)
Poet Laureate nominee Michael Castro says words can help heal St. Louis (St. Louis Public Radio)

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