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Observable Readings: Tiana Clark & Amber Flora Thomas

Monday, February 4, 7:30pm
Dressel's Public House, 419 N. Euclid

Tiana Clark is the author of Equilibrium, selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. She is the winner of the 2017 Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize, 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize, and winner of a 2019 Pushcart Prize. Clark was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New YorkerKenyon Review, American Poetry ReviewNew England ReviewBest New Poets 2015BOAATCrab Orchard ReviewThrushThe Journal, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. 

Amber Flora Thomas is the author of two collections of poems: EYE OF WATER, selected by Harryette Mullen as the winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and THE RABBITS COULD SING, selected by Peggy Shumaker for the Alaska Literary Series in 2011. A recipient of the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize, and Ann Stanford Prize, her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Saranac Review, and Crab Orchard Review, as well as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry and numerous other journals and anthologies. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and faculty member. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. She was born and raised in northern California.

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

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Dressel's Public House
419 N. Euclid
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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