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]

June 27, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Rebecca Ellis

Rebecca Ellis lives in southern Illinois. Her poems can be found in Bellevue Literary Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Naugatuck River Review, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, and others. She edited Cherry Pie Press, publishing nine poetry chapbooks by Midwestern women poets, and is a supporter of St. Louis Poetry Center. She is interning as a Master Naturalist through the University of Illinois Extension Service.


MK Stallings

MK Stallings is a poet, author, educator, and activist. He is founder of UrbArts, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create platforms and platform creatives for youth and community development. He holds a Master’s in Sociology (University of Missouri–St. Louis).


Robert Lowes

Robert Lowes is a reporter at Medscape Medical News, a WebMD publication for physicians. His poems have appeared in such magazines and journals as The New Republic, Tampa Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Christian Century, december, Jabberwock Review, and Big Muddy as well as two anthologies – An Introduction to the Prose Poem, and Flood Stage: An Anthology of St Louis Poets. He proudly coordinates the Hopkins high school poetry contest sponsored by St. Louis Poetry Center. He and his wife Saundra and their controversial cat Jerry live in University City.



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