Observable Readings: Averill Curdy & Stephanie Schlaifer

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Averill Curdy is the author of Song and Error: Poems and co-editor of The Longman Anthology of Poetry. She earned an MFA at the University of Houston and a PhD at the University of Missouri. She has won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writing Award, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Council for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Paris Review, and The Kenyon Review. She lives in Chicago and teaches at Northwestern University.

Stephanie Schlaifer is originally from Atlanta, and is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis. She is the author of Cleavemark. Schlaifer earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she was selected for Best New Poets 2015. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, AGNI, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She frequently collaborates with other artists, most recently with Cheryl Wassenaar on the installation Cleavemark Drive at the Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts. Schlaifer is currently working on a series of sculptures based on her new manuscript of poems, which investigates the bureaucracy of the brain.

This event is presented by the St. Louis Poetry Center. For more information, please visit stlouispoetrycenter.org.
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