Poetry Reading with Margaret Yapp and Elijah Burrell

tue14may7:00 pmtue8:00 pmPoetry Reading with Margaret Yapp and Elijah Burrell7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pulpit Rock Brewing

Event Details

Poets Margaret Yapp (Luther class of 2015) and Elijah Burrell will host poetry reading and book signing at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co., 207 W. Water Street, Decorah on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Yapp’s debut book of poems, GREEN FOR LUCK (EastOver Press, 2024), as well as Burrell’s newest poetry collection, SKIES OF BLUR (EastOver Press, 2024). This event is sponsored by the Oneota Valley Literary Foundation, with support from Pulpit Rock Brewing. Book sales by Dragonfly Books. 

Luther alum Margaret Yapp is from Iowa City, Iowa. Her poems and essays have appeared in Peach Mag, Apartment Poetry, the Minnesota Review, and elsewhere. Margaret is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she teaches literature to college students. She is the Managing Editor at Prompt Press, a member of the Iowa City Poetry Advisory Council, and runs Rampage Party Press, born 2023.

Elijah Burrell is the author of the poetry collections Skies of Blur (EastOver Press, 2024), TROUBLER (Aldrich Press, 2018), and The Skin of the River (Aldrich Press, 2014). He was awarded the Claudia Emerson Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the 2010 Jane Kenyon Scholarship at Bennington College, where he earned his MFA in Writing and Literature at Bennington’s Writing Seminars, and received the 2023 Missouri Governor’s Award for Education. His writing has appeared in publications such as AGNI, The Hopkins Review, North American Review, Southwest Review, The Rumpus, Sugar House Review, Measure. In 2012, Burrell joined the faculty of Lincoln University, where he serves as Professor of English.

This event is part of Dragonfly Books and the Oneota Valley Literary Foundation’s robust author event series, which brings top-notch writers of all genres to Northeast Iowa to lead in conversations about literature and writing. To learn more about this event and other events with Dragonfly Books, visit www.dragonflybooks.com. If you find that you can’t make it to the event but would still like to purchase any books from this author talk, give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. Our staff will be glad to reserve a book, have it autographed for you, and shipped out as needed.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Pulpit Rock Brewing

207 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101