Observable Online

St. Louis Poetry Center’s Observable series is back for its 17th season, and this year we are going virtual!

The Observable series features local and national poets sharing recently published and new work. Originally started in 2003 by poet Aaron Belz, Observable is a key part of the St. Louis poetry landscape, presenting the liveliness and diversity of contemporary poetry.

Series Curators: Dana Levin & J.R. Tappenden

Observable Readings – Winter 2021

Tyree Daye & Fatimah Asghar
Sunday, February 7
3:00 p.m. (CT) – Livestream event
$5 | suggested donation

Enjoy the livestream here:
https://stlouispoetrycenter.org/observable/
Or here:
https://www.facebook.com/stlouispoetrycenter/live


NEW OBSERVABLE BOOK GROUP!

St. Louis Poetry Center is excited to announce a new Observable series book group: Observable Margins. Led by SLPC teaching artist and local bookseller Sarah Tisdale, the book group will meet to discuss the poets’ featured titles. Book group registration includes a copy of the book and a discussion guide. Book groups are limited to 15 spots, and registration is first come, first serve.

Observable Margins – Winter 2021

Cardinal
by Tyree Daye
Wednesday, February 24
7:00 p.m. (CT) – Zoom event
$25 | SLPC members
$30 | non-members

$ 30.00
Book group registration includes one copy of Cardinal by Tyree Daye.
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $30.00

If They Come for Us
by Fatimah Asghar
Wednesday, March 10
7:00 p.m. (CT) – Zoom event
$25 | SLPC members
$30 | non-members

$ 30.00
Book group registration includes one copy of If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar.
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $30.00


TYREE DAYE is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and a Teaching Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner and Cardinal forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press 2020Daye is a Cave Canem fellow. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at UC Santa Barbara, and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist. Daye most recently was awarded a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.

FATIMAH ASGHAR is a writer and filmmaker. In 2011 she created a spoken word poetry group in Bosnia and Herzegovina while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. She is the writer and co-creator of Brown Girls, an Emmy-Nominated web series. A Ruth Lily and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, she was also featured on the 2017 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. She is the author of If They Come For Us (One World, 2018). She is the co-editor of Halal If You Hear Me, an anthology that celebrates Muslim writers who are also women, queer, gender nonconforming and/or trans.