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Poetry at the Point Online: Walter Bargen, Beth Gordon & M.E. Hope

February 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm


The reading will be streamed live to this event page and to St. Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook page.

Walter Bargen

Walter Bargen has published 25 books of poetry. Recent books include: Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (BkMk Press, 2009), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (BkMk Press, 2013), Perishable Kingdoms (Grito del Lobo Press, 2017), Too Quick for the Living (Moon City Press, 2017), My Other Mother’s Red Mercedes (Lamar University Press, 2018), Until Next Time (Singing Bone Press, 2019), Pole Dancing in the Night Club of God (Red Mountain Press, 2020), and You Wounded Miracle (Liliom Press, 2021). His awards include: a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Chester H. Jones Foundation Award, and the William Rockhill Nelson Award. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009).

Beth Gordon

Beth Gordon is a poet, mother and grandmother. She recently left St. Louis, MO after 19 years and now resides in Asheville, NC. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart; and published in numerous journals including Into the Void, Noble/Gas, Five:2:One, SWWIM, Verity La, Califragile, Pretty Owl Poetry and Yes Poetry. She is the author of the chapbook Morning Walk with Dead Possum, Breakfast and Parallel Universe, published by Animal Heart Press. She is also the Poetry Editor of Gone Lawn.

M.E. Hope

M.E. Hope has been a recipient of a Fishtrap Fellowship, Playa Residency and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. She currently lives in a town on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, near Saint Louis. Publications include Sky Island Journal, Rattle, Hubbub, High Desert Journal, the Iowa Review (as a runner up for the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans), a chapbook The Past is Clean, and numerous anthologies. She has recently begun a blog called Meanders where she talks about poetry, birds, family, the weather, tofu, the past or wherever the road goes. She lives with her husband of 34 years and two cats of indeterminate age; these beings delight her on a daily basis.