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]

March 27, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Nancy Powers Pritchard

Nancy Powers Pritchard is a life-long St. Louisan and avid traveler. Her poems have appeared in Melic Review, Natural Bridge, Cape Rock, december and others. She has been a Teaching Partner/Artist for Springboard to Learning since 2006. She earned her MFA at UM-St. Louis, and is a two-time first place winner of the Wednesday Club contest.


Kenneth J. Pruitt

Kenneth J. Pruitt is a teacher at heart and a diversity and inclusion professional for a living. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he lives in Carondelet in South St. Louis City with his wife, Ashley. You can find him in the ether at his blog, Mots Justes, or on Twitter at @kennethjpruitt.


Andrea Scarpino

Andrea Scarpino is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Once Upon Wing Lake. She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and an MFA from The Ohio State University. Her poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Los Angeles Review, and Prairie Schooner, and she served as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2015-2017.


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