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 second 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
September 11, 2017
David Clewell has published eight collections of poems — most recently, Taken Somehow by Surprise (Four Lakes Poetry Prize) — and two book-length poems (The Conspiracy Quartet and Jack Ruby’s America). His work has appeared regularly in a wide variety of magazines, including Harper’s, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Ontario Review, New Letters, andYankee. His poetry is represented in five-dozen anthologies. He’s been the recipient of the Pollak Poetry Prize (for Now We’re Getting Somewhere) and the Lavan Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His Blessings in Disguise was a winner in the National Poetry Series. He directs the Creative Writing program and coordinates the attendant Visiting Writer Series, which he started in 1986. He was the Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2010-2012.
Sally Van Doren
Sally Van Doren was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a graduate of Phillips Academy and Princeton University and received an MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Van Doren was awarded the 2007 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets for her first collection of poems, Sex at Noon Taxes (LSU Press, 2008). She is also the author of Possessive (LSU Press, 2012). She was a semi-finalist in the 2006 “Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Contest. Her poem, “The Sense Series,” was the text for a multimedia performance at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Van Doren has taught creative writing in the St. Louis Public Schools and curates the Sunday Poetry Workshops for the St. Louis Poetry Center. She divides her time between St. Louis and Cornwall, Connecticut.
Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63108