St. Louis Poetry Center

Observable Readings
for 2014-2015

September 8th:
Jessica Baran
David J. Daniels

October 13th:
Nathan Hoks
Devin Johnston
Tyler Mills

November 10th:
Kara Candito
Bridget Lowe

December 8th:
Jennifer Perrine
Phillip B. Williams

February 9th:
Lauren K. Alleyne
Ye Chun
Gary L. McDowell

March 9th:
Tarfia Faizullah
Ruben Quesada

April 13th:
Jennifer L. Knox
Richard Newman

May 11th:
Rebecca Hazelton
Ted Mathys

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February 9, 2015 Reading

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 07:29 PM

The Observable Reading Series, brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, welcomes poets Lauren K. Alleyne and Gary L. McDowell (Ye Chun will now read in March) to Llywelyn's Pub (CWE) on February 9, 2015.  The event will begin at 7:30 PM and will be held in the upstairs loft of the restaurant.  

Lauren K. Alleyne is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. She received her MFA degree in Creative Writing from Cornell University, and is currently the Poet-in-Residence and an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Dubuque. Lauren’s work has been awarded prizes such as a Lyric Iowa Poetry Prize, two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes, the Atlantic Monthly Student Poetry Prize, and the Robert Chasen Graduate Poetry Prize at Cornell. She has been published in several journals and anthologies, including Crab Orchard Review, Black Arts Quarterly, The Caribbean Writer, Growing Up Girl and Gathering Ground. Her debut collection of poems, Difficult Fruit, was published in 2014 by Peepal Tree Press.

Gary L. McDowell is the author of Weeping at a Stranger's Funeral and American Amen, and he's also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry. His poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, Green Mountain Review, Colorado Review, and others. He is an assistant professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville where he lives with his family.