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, Jennifer Adams at [email protected]

November 28, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Brett Lars Underwood

Brett Lars Underwood writes near a confused Ficus plant in St. Louis. His influences and meter vary. Think of free jazz, the sex calls from early-morning birds or jackhammers outside the bedroom window. His verse and riddles have been published by The Bicycle Review, 52nd City, The Subterranean, Bad ShoeUcityreview.com and included in Flood Stage: An Anthology of Saint Louis Poets. He unleashed Sunlit Insult, his first chapbook, in 2011 and Its Bush Lent Subtle Hints hit the streets in October, 2013. His next book will be published by Spartan Press in 2018.


Abigail Fox Green

Abigail Fox Green is a writer, psychotherapist, and teacher in St. Louis. She is a candidate in the MFA program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is interested in the relationship between psychotherapy and creative writing and the ways collaborative writing enlivens creativity and connection with others. Abigail grew up in the Midwest but feels most at home in England, where she hopes to live again someday.


Daniel Crocker

Daniel Crocker’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Hobart, Big Muddy, New World Writing, Stirring, Juked, The Chiron Review, The Mas Tequila Review and over 100 others. His books include Like a Fish and The One Where I Ruin Your Childhood (e-chap), both from Sundress Publications. Green Bean Press published several of his books, including People Everyday and Other Poems, Long Live the 2 of Spades, the novel The Cornstalk Man and the short story collection Do Not Look Directly Into Me. He has also published several chapbooks through various presses. His newest full-length collection of poetry, Shit House Rat, will be available from Spartan Press in September. He is the editor of The Cape Rock (Southeast Missouri State University) and the co-editor of Trailer Park Quarterly. He’s also the host of the podcast, Sanesplaining, about poetry, mental illness and nerd stuff.


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