Thursday, April 28, 2011

Book Review: Strength Training Anatomy Workout

I considered myself extremely lucky when I found out that I was going to have a chance to review "The Strength Training Anatomy Workout" by Frederic Delavier. Yes, maybe I approached it from a biased point of view, but at the same time, that same bias and high expectation could have left me disappointed if this book had done nothing short of astounding me.

I am not disappointed.

Just the opposite.

I love this book as much, if maybe not more, than the previous companion "Strength Training Anatomy." I proudly use and display both books in my health library.

The diagrams are clear and detailed, educational and enlightening. The text is straight-forward and easy to understand. Most of all, the entire package is professional and full of practical and user-friendly knowledge. Each exercise has detailed explanations and diagrams showing exactly which muscles are worked, with examples that take into account real-world limitations and situations. This book also includes workout routines that can be followed precisely, or modified to fit your personal goals and lifestyles.

This book (along with its companion) speaks for itself. You will not regret owning it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Poets at the Station

The "Poets at the Station" poetry reading series will feature David Clewell this Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Train Station, Argonne Ave and Kirkwood Rd.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

For more information, call (314)-965-7100, or surf over to

"Upgrading The Illusion"

Poet Philip Gounis will be discussing, then later signing, his poetry chapbook "Upgrading The Illusion" at The Archive (3213 Cherokee Street, St. Louis) at 7 pm. on Monday, April 25, 2011.

Admission is free, and music will also serve as part of the evening's entertainment. Beer and wine will be available for a small suggested donation.

Further information can be found at

Monday, April 18, 2011

River Styx at Duff's Poetry Reading

Tonight Duff's Restaurant (392 North Euclid, St. Louis) will be hosting a River Styx poetry reading event featuring Cornelius Eady and Michelle Boisseau.

There will be a cover charge of $5 at the door, $4 for River Styx members, students, or seniors. For more information

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SCC Coffeehouse Open-Mic Night

I'll be reading my poems "Phoebe's Secret Lover (The Hawthorne Reader)", "Ode to Jupiter", and "Pleiades Told" at the St. Charles Community College Coffeehouse Open-Mic Night event this Friday, April 15. Performances will be in the Social Science building in the lobby outside the auditorium and will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hope to see some familiar faces.