Publications, Collaborations, and Creative Projects


The Salt Lake Tribune

St. Louis Magazine

St. Louis Brews: The History of Brewing in the Gateway City (2nd Ed., Reedy Press, 2015), by Henry Herbst, Donald Roussin, Kevin Kious and Stefene Russell

The Curator: “Swn y Chwedlonol (The Legendary Sound)
Otis Nebula: “A Tour of Industry With the Holy Ghost
52nd City Archives


47 Incantatory Essays (Spartan Press, 2019)
The Possum Codex (Otis Nebula, 2015)
Inferna (Intagliata Press, 2013)
Go South for Animal Index (2007)
Naming the Monsters: On writing Go South
The Whys and Hows of Scoring Go South
Some video excerpts of the Go South film adaptation, at The South Side of Luck blog

Poems at Otis Nebula
Poems at Locuspoint


Poetry Scores
Poetry Scores is a St. Louis-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to translating poetry into other media, including music, visual art and film. Our projects include an annual musical poetry score; collaborations with artists in sister cities, which so far have included Istanbul, Hilo, and Los Angeles; an annual art invitational; and the George Malich Free Film Festival. Samples of projects can be found on SoundCloud; the latest project news can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

52nd City Magazine Kick-Ass Awards
The first Kick Ass Awards was held in January, 2004, in Austin, TX, and was founded by writer Spike Gillespie. It was adapted for St. Louis that fall by Thomas Crone and Stefene Russell. Over the next few years, KAA winning alumnae Andrea Avery, Brandyn Jones and Ann Haubrich have joined the core group of organizers for the event, which is held in interesting St. Louis venues every fall/early winter. Between 2005-08, the effort was part of the late culture and literature magazine 52nd City.

The Kick-Ass Awards are handed out each fall at a free, open-to-the-public event. The winners of our previous events are listed on the site, with a brief note given for why they were principally chosen that year, realizing that many of them have gone on to all types of different projects since.

New Music Circle
KDHX Community Advisory Board

The Backward Swing (unreleased)
Plan 10 From Outer Space (1995; re-release March 2016)
Chloe’s Blanket (1998)
The Bunglers (2003)
Blind Cat Black (2007)
Delightful Water Universe (2008)
Go South for Animal Index (2013)
Welcome to the Rubber Room (2017)
Echo People (2021)

2018 Laumeier Sculpture Park Poet-in-Residence
2018 Poet Laureate Task Force, City of St. Louis

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