St. Louis Poetry Center

Observable Readings
for 2014-2015

September 8th:
Jessica Baran
David J. Daniels

October 13th:
Nathan Hoks
Devin Johnston
Tyler Mills

November 10th:
Kara Candito
Bridget Lowe

December 8th:
Jennifer Perrine
Phillip B. Williams

February 9th:
Lauren K. Alleyne
Ye Chun
Gary L. McDowell

March 9th:
Tarfia Faizullah
Ruben Quesada

April 13th:
Jennifer L. Knox
Richard Newman

May 11th:
Rebecca Hazelton
Ted Mathys

View Past Seasons

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM

April 13, 2015 Reading

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 07:29 PM

Observable is done for the season.  Readings will resume in September.  See you then.

The Observable Reading Series, brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, welcomes poets to Llywelyn's Pub (CWE) on second Mondays.  The event will begin at 7:30 PM and will be held in the upstairs loft of the restaurant.  

April 13:

Richard Newman is the author of the poetry collections All the Wasted Beauty of the World , Domestic Fugues, and Borrowed Towns. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, New Letters, The Sun, and many other periodicals and anthologies, and have been featured many times on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. He serves as editor of River Styx, co-directs the River Styx at the Tavern reading series, and plays in the junkfolk band The CharFlies.


Jennifer L. Knox is the author of three books of poems in English: The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me. Her poems have appeared four times in the Best American Poetry series as well as the anthologies Great American Prose Poems, From Poe to Present and Best American Erotic Poems. Her work has also appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, McSweeney's, and Bomb. Her new book, Days of Shame And Failure, will be published by Bloof Books in 2015. She teaches at Iowa State University. 

 May 11, 2015:

Rebecca Hazelton is the author of Fair Copy, winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the 2012 “Discovery” /Boston Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2011, and Best American Poetry 2013. In 2014 she won a Pushcart. 


Ted Mathys is the author of The Spoils and Forge. A new collection, Null Set, is forthcoming in June 2015. The recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America, his poetry and criticism have appeared in American Poetry Review, BOMB, Boston Review, and Conjunctions. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and currently lives in Saint Louis, where he is Creative Writer in Residence at Saint Louis University and co-curator of the Fort Gondo Poetry Series.

St. Louis Magazine introduces Mathys to its readers: