Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer

Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet, installation artist, and the author of Well Waiting Room (Fordham University Press, 2021), Cleavemark (BOAAT Press, 2016), and the children’s book The Cloud Lasso (Penny Candy Books, 2019). The 2019 runner-up for the Iowa Review Prize, Schlaifer has been published in Bomb, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, AGNI, Washington Square, At Length, and on the Poetry Foundation site. She frequently collaborates with artists on works combining language and visual art. Learn more about her at

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