Another Chicago Magazine

Augury Books

At Length

Best New Poets 2015


Black Warrior Review

Bennington Review

The Bitter Southerner

The Burnside Review

Carolina Quarterly

Chicago Review

Cincinnati Review: miCRo

Cincinnati Review (forthcoming in print edition)

Colorado Review

Columbia: A Journal



Denver Quarterly


The Florida Review

Georgia Review

Harvard Review

Harp & Altar

Iowa Review


Midway Journal

Ploughshares (forthcoming)

Poetry Foundation

Poetry Northwest


Seneca Review

Sixth Finch

Smartish Pace

South Dakota Review:


Spring Gun

Sugar House Review

Tupelo Quarterly

Tarpaulin Sky

The Offing

Two Peach


Verse Daily

Washington Square Review


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“The Mouse in Me,” a stop-motion animation of a poem, letterpressed in salt. Originally published in Catch & Release (Columbia: A Journal).


Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis. She is the author of the poetry collections Well Waiting Room (Fordham University Press, Editor’s Prize, 2021), and Cleavemark (BOAAT Press, 2016), as well as the children’s book The Cloud Lasso (Penny Candy Books, 2019). Her poems, art, and criticism have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals, including Bomb, Bennington Review, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, AGNI, Washington Square, At Length, The Offing, LIT, The Wilson Quarterly, Colorado Review, Ploughshares, and the Poetry Foundation. She is the recipient of a 2022 artist support grant from the Regional Arts Commission and an Artistic Innovations Grant from Mid-America Arts Alliance for a collaborative installation with Cheryl Wassenaar. Schlaifer was a finalist for the 2023 Witness Magazine Literary Awards in Poetry, the runner-up for the 2019 Iowa Review Prize, and a semi-finalist for the 2015 Discovery/Boston Review Prize, among other honors. In 2016, she served as the Greyfriar Writer-in-Residence + Living Literature Series at Siena College. She frequently collaborates with other artists on works that combine language and visual art. Contact her to schedule a class visit, reading, or other engagement.