The Observable Reading Series, brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, welcomes poets to Dressel’s Public House (CWE) on second Mondays. The event will begin at 7:30 PM and will be held in the upstairs loft of the restaurant. Suggested $5.00 donation at the door.
Monday, September 12, 2016
7:30 pm, Dressel’s Public House (CWE)
Join us: Cassie Donish, Allison Funk, & Michael O’Leary read poems.
An M.F.A. candidate and Olin Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, Cassie Donish’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sixth Finch, Jellyfish, THERMOS, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. She is an editor of February, an anthology, holds an M.A. in cultural geography from the University of Oregon, and hails from South Pasadena, California.
October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Anne Winters is the author of The Key to the City (1986), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Displaced of Capital (2004). Her poems address issues of poverty, homelessness, social inequality, and the city of New York. Winters is fluent in French, and her translations include Salamander: Selected Poems of Robert Marteau (1979). Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She is professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jason Sommer is author of Lifting the Stone (Forest Books, London) Other People’s Troubles and The Man Who Sleeps in My Office (University of Chicago). His latest collection The Laughter of Adam and Eve (Southern Illinois University) won the Crab Orchard Review Open Competition. He has published translations of Irish language poems and, with Hongling Zhang, collaborative translations of Chinese fiction. A former Mirrielees Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, he has held fellowships from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writing Conferences, and has been a recipient of the Whiting Foundation Writer’s Fellowship.
November 7, 7:30 p.m.
The author of Song and Error: Poems (2014) and co-editor of The Longman Anthology of Poetry (2006), Curdy earned an MFA at the University of Houston and a PhD at the University of Missouri. She has won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writing Award, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Council for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Paris Review, and The Kenyon Review. She lives in Chicago and teaches at Northwestern University.
Originally from Atlanta, Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis. She is the author of Cleavemark (BOAAT Press, 2016). Schlaifer earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she was selected for Best New Poets 2015. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, AGNI, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She frequently collaborates with other artists, most recently with Cheryl Wassenaar on the installation Cleavemark Drive at the Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts. Schlaifer is currently working on a series of sculptures based on her new manuscript of poems, which investigates the bureaucracy of the brain.
Monday, March 6th, 2017
7:30 pm, Dressel’s Public House (CWE)
Alison C. Rollins will read with Elizabeth Arnold on March 6, 2017 at Observable Readings.
Winner of an Amy Lowell scholarship, a Whiting Writer’s award, and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, Yaddo, and MacDowell, Elizabeth Arnold has published four books of poetry, The Reef (University of Chicago Press,1999), Civilization (Flood Editions, 2006), Effacement (Flood Editions, 2010), and Life (Flood Editions, 2014). Her fifth book of poems, Skeleton Coast, is expected to appear by early 2017. Arnold’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Slate, Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, and The Nation. As a Ph.D. student, she discovered an unpublished novel by the British poet, Mina Loy, which was published by Black Sparrow Press in 1990. She teaches on the MFA faculty of University of Maryland.
born and raised in St. Louis city, currently works as the Librarian for Nerinx Hall. She is the second prize winner of the 2016 James H. Nash Poetry Contest and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, River Styx, Solstice, Vinyl, and elsewhere. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and recipient of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.
Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63108