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Poetry at the Point Online: Stephanie Schlaifer, Britny Cordera & Paul Stroble
August 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
The reading will be streamed live to this event page and to Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook Live page.
Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis. She is the author of the poetry collections Well Waiting Room (Fordham University Press, fall 2021) and Cleavemark (BOAAT Press, 2016) and the children’s book The Cloud Lasso (Penny Candy Books, 2019). Her poems and art have appeared in Bomb, Bennington Review, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, AGNI, Washington Square, At Length, The Offing, Denver Quarterly, LIT, Colorado Review, and on PoetryNow and the Poetry Foundation website, among others. She frequently collaborates with other artists, most recently with Cheryl Wassenaar on the installation The Cabinet of Ordinary Affairs at the Des Lee Gallery. Her work can be viewed at stephanieschlaifer.com.
Britny Cordera is a Black writer and Louisiana Creole poet, descending from African, Indigenous, and French/Spanish ancestors. She was a finalist for the 2020 Narrative 30 Below contest. Cordera’s poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Rhino, Narrative, Xavier Review, and PANK. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, a teaching artist through Saint Louis Poetry Center, and a poetry editor for The New Southern Fugitives.
Paul Stroble teaches at Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary. A native of Vandalia (Fayette County), Illinois, he has written several books, especially church curriculum. His poetry books, published by Finishing Line Press, are Dreaming at the Electric Hobo (2015), Little River (2017), Small Corner of the Stars (2017), Backyard Darwin (2019), and Walking Lorton Bluff (2020). His website is paulstroble.com.