Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Observable series celebrates its 20th season!

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

Observable Readings – Spring 2023

Shelley Wong & Ina Cariño
Friday, April 14
7:00 p.m. (CDT) – In-person at High Low + Livestream Event
$5 | suggested donation

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SHELLEY WONG is the author of As She Appears (YesYes Books), winner of the Pamet River Prize and longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award. She is a Kundiman and MacDowell fellow and lives in San Francisco.

INA CARIÑO is a 2022 Whiting Award winner with an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University. Their poetry appears or is forthcoming in the American Poetry Review, The Margins, Guernica, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Magazine, the Paris Review Daily, Waxwing, New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman fellow and is the winner of the 2021 Alice James Award for FEAST, just released from Alice James Books in March 2023. In 2021, Ina was selected as one of four winners of the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest.

The Observable Readings series is supported in part by: