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Observable Readings: Erika L.Sánchez, Ari Banias & Aaron Coleman

Monday, April 2, 7:30pm
Dressel's Public House

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her first collection of poetry, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf Press in fall 2017. Her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, was published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in fall 2017, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her nonfiction has also appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. She has received a CantoMundo Fellowship, a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargeant Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She was recently named a 2017-2018 Princeton Arts Fellow. She lives in Chicago.

Ari Banias is the author of Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016). He was born in Los Angeles, grew up in the Chicago area, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA, where he teaches poetry and works with small press books. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, where he was a teaching fellow. The author of a chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2012), his poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Guernica, LARB Quarterly, Poetry, A Public Space, The Volta, and as part of the MOTHA exhibition Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. He is the recipient of the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2012 Campbell Corner Prize, and has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner program.

Aaron Coleman is the author of the chapbook St. Trigger, which won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, judged by Adrian Matejka, and his first full-length collection, Threat Come Close, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in March 2018. A Fulbright Scholar and Cave Canem Fellow, Aaron received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. From Metro-Detroit, Aaron has lived and worked with youth in locations including Chicago, St. Louis, Spain, South Africa, and Kalamazoo. Former Public Projects Assistant at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, winner of the Tupelo Quarterly TQ5 Poetry Contest, The Cincinnati Review Schiff Award, and the American Literary Translator Association’s 2017 Jansen Memorial Fellow, Aaron’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. He is currently a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in Washington University’s Comparative Literature PhD program.

Suggested $5.00 donation at the door.

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
Dressel's Public House
419 N. Euclid
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Lessons on Expulsion: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977788
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 11th, 2017

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524700485
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Anybody: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393355444
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 20th, 2018

St. Trigger Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781943735068
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Published: Button Poetry - October 25th, 2016

Threat Come Close (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945588044
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Published: Four Way Books - March 1st, 2018