Observable Readings

The Observable Readings 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 6, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Eileen G’Sell

Eileen G’Sell received an MA from the University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2012 she co-cofounded The Hinge, an award-winning art gallery and creative project space. Her cultural criticism, essays, and poetry can be found in SalonVICEBoston Review, DAME, DIAGRAMConduitNinth LetterSecret Behavior, and the Denver Quarterly, among others; and she was awarded the 2013 American Literary Review prize for poetry. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and she is a features editor for The Rumpus. She currently teaches rhetoric and poetry at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. She lives in St. Louis and New York.


JoAnna Novak

JoAnna Novak is the author of the novel I Must Have You (Skyhorse Publishing 2017) and the book-length poem Noirmania (Inside the Castle 2018). Her work has appeared in publications including The Paris Review, The New York Times, the Washington PostSalonGuernica, and BOMB. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy



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