Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM
November 11th: Dora Malech, Shane McCrae
December 9th: Sandra Beasley, Paul Legault
February 10th: Hadara Bar-Nadav, Melody S. Gee
March 10th: Jeff Hamilton, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Glenn Shaheen
April 14th: CM Burroughs, Kevin Prufer
May 12th: John Gallaher, Genevieve Kaplan
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 03:27 PM
The Observable Reading Series, brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, welcomes poets Jeff Hamilton, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and Glenn Shaheen to Llywelyn's Pub (CWE) on March 10th. The event will begin at 7:30 PM and will be held in the upstairs room of the restaurant.
Born in Chicago, raised in St. Louis, educated at Denison, The University of Iowa, and Washington University, where he completed a PhD in 2001, Jeff Hamilton is published in Fence, The Notre Dame Review, The Denver Quarterly and many other journals. He has worked as a bartender, a journalist (at The Riverfront Times, and The Daily Iowan), and for the last twenty years, as a college lecturer, in writing and literature. He writes poetry, criticism and scholarship – the last, on Robert Duncan and Laura Riding. During the 1990s and 2000s, he published the literary journal, Delmar, wrote for it, and helped edit it as well. Eleven issues of that magazine appeared. Then he curated (w/ Bob Lowes) the Observable Series, and met many excellent poets doing so.
Born and raised in Compton, CA, Amaud Jamaul Johnson was educated at Howard University and Cornell University. He is author of two poetry collections, Darktown Follies (Tupelo Press 2013) and Red Summer (Tupelo 2006), selected by Carl Phillips as winner of the Dorset Prize. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford, his honors include fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Cave Canem. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Anti-, Indiana Review, The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, Quarterly West, Harvard Review, and Crazyhorse. He teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collection Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and was the finalist for the 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of a chapbook of flash fiction, Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. He edits Matter, a journal of political poetry and comment, and serves on the board of the Radius of Arab-American Writers, Inc.
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