is held at THE FOCAL POINT, in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words.

The Focal Point is at 2720 Sutton.  Parking is free in the lot on nearby Marietta Avenue or street parking. Readings start at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available at the Maya Cafe next door. For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator, Jennifer Adams at [email protected]

September 26, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Teresa Dzieglewicz

Teresa Dzieglewicz is an educator and current MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University where she worked as an Editorial Assistant at Crab Orchard Review. She received a scholarship to New Harmony Writer’s Workshop and her poems have appeared in THRUSH, RHINO, South Dakota Review, and Crab Creek Review. Her poem “Stranger, thank you for giving me this body” received a 2018 Pushcart Prize.


Leslie Schueler

Leslie Scheuler is currently in the low-residency MFA program at the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. Her first publications appeared recently in Quantos: The Journal of Art and Literature. With a background in music, social work and research, Leslie also works as a consultant for nonprofit organizations. She teaches a creative writing class at the St. Louis Community Release Center for men newly released from incarceration, and has studied poetry locally in workshops with Jane Ellen Ibur and Richard Newman. She lives in Olivette with her 16 year old son, Nick, and their two crazy dogs.


Jason Ammerman

A poet for over two decades, Jason Ammerman has published a number of books and chapbooks including Battle Scarred, All Grown Up and Microphone or Bust! Jason is a part of the Indiana-based poetry group, The Reservoir Dogwoods. He has read and performed his poetry all over the Midwest and is the father to an amazing future artist – Jude.


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Poetry at the Point poetry series is graciously underwritten by Webster-Kirkwood Times and West End Word.