Poetry at the Point


Poetry at the Point 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, Andrea Scarpino at [email protected]

September 25, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Robert Lowes

Robert Lowes is an independent journalist who has covered healthcare and the medical profession for more than 30 years. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Christian Century, Big Muddy, december Magazine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Tampa Review as well as two anthologies: An Introduction to the Prose Poem, and Floodstage: An Anthology of St. Louis Poets. A former board member and president of the St. Louis Poetry Center, he co-curated its Observable Readings for three years and now proudly coordinates its high school poetry contest. He and his wife Saundra live in University City. And as he affirms on countless websites, he’s not a robot.

Paul Stroble

Paul Stroble is adjunct faculty at Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary. He’s a former grantee of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisville Institute. He’s published twenty books on a variety of subjects, mostly religious curriculum. Four of his books are poetry chapbooks with Finishing Line Press: Dreaming at the Electric Hobo (2015), Little River (2017), Small Corner of the Stars (2017), and Backyard Darwin (forthcoming in 2018). One of his poems, “Stereoscope,” won first place in the Kentucky State Poetry Society’s 2016 Adult Contest.

Ned Randle

Ned Randle’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry Journal, The Spoon River Quarterly, Poydras Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, The New Poet, ¬†Hamilton Stone Review, and West Texas Literary Review. ¬†Running at Night-Collected Poems was published by Coffeetown Press (2013). A chapbook, Prairie Shoutings and Other Poems, was published by The Spoon River Poetry Press.