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Sunday Workshop: Jason Vasser-Elong

November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm


This workshop will be held in-person at High Low, with virtual attendance options available to those who need it.


Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when attending Sunday Workshop in-person at High Low. Learn more >>


Registration is required, and is first-come, first-served.

  • Submissions due one week prior to workshop
  • Submit only one poem, one page in length
  • Provide name, mailing address, phone number and email address
  • Those submitting poems are expected to attend the workshop
  • You do not need to submit a poem to attend
  • If you need to attend virtually, please indicate this is your registration email

To register, email* poem to:
[email protected]
*Please attach poem as separate Word or PDF document. We are not accepting mailed submissions at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.


 JASON VASSER-ELONG [Vassir–Eh-long] is assistant teaching professor in the Pierre Laclede Honors College and a doctoral student in the College of Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and studied cultural anthropology and African Diaspora studies. He is the author of Shrimp (2Leaf Press, 2018), a collection of poetry that analyzes identity in a post-colonial context. Jason has two peer reviewed articles: Perfect Water which appears in the Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies in the “Proceedings” issue (2021) and Treading the Atlantic which appears in the Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies – special issue on “Netherlandic Migrations: Narratives from North America” (2016). He was a General Anthropology Division travel award recipient for the 2021 American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, where he presented Treading the Atlantic. Jason has poetry in numerous anthologies and currently serves as poet-in-residence for Sapiens Magazine 2022.

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