Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis, Missouri, where she co-curates the Observable Readings series. She has a BFA & BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Denver Quarterly, LIT, Colorado Review, Fence, and elsewhere. She recently collaborated with the artist Cheryl Wassenaar on a sculpture installation at Fort Gondo in St. Louis. Stephanie is a compulsive baker and is also very handy with a pitchfork.