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Poetry at the Point: Gloria Day & Lesley Day
August 22 @ 7:30 pm
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ABOUT THE POETS
Gloria Day is a writer and illustrator who is currently based in St. Louis, MO. Though she spent nearly a decade of her life teaching at the early childhood and elementary school levels, she has continued to grow as a poet and author of self-published children’s books over the years. Though most of her work is inspired by her love and respect for children and their perspective, her goal is to spend more time digging into heavier and more complex subjects for adults through poetry. In 2020, she took on the role of full time caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia. Fully understanding the responsibility and the ever-evolving challenges of caregiving, her most recent poetry has been shaped by her new role.
Lesley Day is the author of Authenticity, a raw collection of poetry that tells a story of the darkest tales, and the deepest thoughts. Day has been published in several anthologies, but Authenticity (Ink Soul Publishing 2022) is her first full length collection. Her forthcoming collections The Absence of Light and IMPACT – A Woman’s Story from Surviving to Living (Ink Soul Publishing) will be released in 2023. Day travels throughout Missouri performing her poetry and is the host of Sunday Night Poetry at Spine Bookstore & Café in St. Louis, Missouri, and Jefferson County Poetry and Open Mic Night at Savannah’s Coffee Corral in Pevely, Missouri. Day resides in a small town in Missouri, with her two young daughters and her one little pupkid.