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]

June 26, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Robert Nazarene

Robert Nazarene is founding editor of The American Journal of Poetry. In 2006, Mr. Nazarene’s MARGIE / IntuiT House Poetry Series published the winning volume for The National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. He is the author of two collections: CHURCH (2006) and Empire de la Mort (new in 2018) as well as the chapbook Blueberrybiopolarpancakes. His poems appear in Ploughshares, The Atlantic, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, The London Magazine, Callaloo and elsewhere. He was educated at The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.


Sarah Raske

Sarah Raske is a programmer at Washington University in St. Louis who also writes poetry and plays board games. Her poems explore emotion in interpersonal relationships. She lives in Maplewood, MO with her husband and two daughters.



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