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Poetry at the Point: Tim Fox, John Dorroh & Jim Hanson

August 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm


The reading will be held in-person at Focal Point, and also streamed live to this event page and to Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook page.


Event attendees are required to wear a mask, and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon entrance to Focal Point. Learn more >>


Though he is primarily a magazine editor and widely published nonfiction writer, Tim Fox has written poetry since his childhood in St. Joseph, Missouri. He finds poetry to be a shortcut to emotion, and he likes the poems best that come to him when he’s not trying to write poetry at all. Tim lives in Southampton with his wife, Ellen Reed-Fox, and daughter Kate.

John Dorroh has never fallen into an active volcano or caught a hummingbird. However, he managed to bake bread with Austrian monks and drink a healthy portion of their beer. He wrote his first poem on the bathroom wall with his mother’s red lipstick. He hopes that his work has evolved since then. Two of his poems were nominated for Best of the Net and others have appeared in over 100 journals including Feral, Pinyon, North Dakota Quarterly, River Heron, Burningword, Many Fine Donkeys, and Selcouth Station. His first chapbook, Swim at Your Own Risk, was published in March 2022. His second one, Personal Ad Poetry, was published earlier this month. And a third, This, My Pie Hope, & Other Related Tidbits, is pending.

Jim Hanson is a sociologist and retired senior researcher at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he worked and taught in economic and community development. He resides in the St. Louis area and is an ordinated Zen Buddhist. In addition to his book Endless Journey, a chapbook titled Anthropic Musings was published in 2019 by Flutter Press, and single poems have appeared in more than twenty websites and printings.

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