5 Questions- MK Stallings

Ep. 50- MK Stallings

Welcome listeners to 5 Questions: A Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Podcast in which we ask 5 questions of our interviewees aimed at positioning and contextualizing their respective bodies of work within the St. Louis artworld.This episode we’re talking with MK Stallings.

MK Stallings is a poet, educator, and community arts administrator. In 1999, he began organizing events under the name Urban Artist Alliance, and in 2001, founded Urban Artist Alliance for Child Development (UrbArts), newly Urbstetiks where he serves as president. Like UrbStetiks’ mission, he is dedicated to creating platforms and platforming creatives for youth and community development. With his MA in Sociology, he teaches at St. Louis Community College. He is a married father of three children living in North St. Louis City.

  1. Why do you do what you do?
  2. Where should poetry live, where does it live?
  3. What is your particular viewpoint, if you can distill it? Why is it vital?
  4. What do you wish someone would ask you about your work as a poet or an organizer?
  5. What’s the endgame? What’s the goal?

5 Questions is a program by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts – a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region. 

Pick it up on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Audible

Or at criticalmassart.org/fivequestions, on twitter @criticalmassSTL, and IG @criticalmassart

With MK Stallings and Joe Kohlburn 

Editor – Sarah Hammond

Producer – Brett Williams

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