Observable Readings


With support from the Regional Arts Commission


The Observable Reading Series, brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, welcomes poets to Dressel’s Public House (CWE) on first Mondays. Reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs loft of the restaurant.

Suggested $5.00 donation at the door.                                                        Curated by: Jeff Hamilton & Joshua Kryah

May 7, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Camille Guthrie

Camille Guthrie earned an MFA at Brown University. She is the author of The Master Thief (2000), In Captivity (2006) and Articulated Lair: Poems for Louise Bourgeois (2013). Her experimental long poems and inter-textual poetic sequences often engage with the history of ekphrasis. She is the Director of Undergraduate Writing Initiatives at Bennington College.


Lorin Cuoco

Lorin Cuoco, with the late William Gass, founded the International Writers Center at Washington University. They published six books, including The Dual Muse: the Writer As Artist, the Artist As Writer and Literary St. Louis: A Guide. Her writings have appeared in Flood Stage, New Letters, Poetry Quarterly, River Styx, Sou’wester and The Review of Contemporary Fiction. She was the 2015 recipient of the Loy Ledbetter Award from St. Louis Poetry Center.


Sally Ball

Sally Ball is the author of Wreck Me and Annus Mirabilis. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the James Merrill House, among others. An associate professor of English at Arizona State University, Ball is also an associate director of Four Way Books.


Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63108