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Poetry at the Point: Floyd Boykin, Jr., Robert Lowes & Paul Stroble

March 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm


This 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.


Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when attending Poetry at the Point in-person at Focal Point. Learn more >>


Floyd Boykin, Jr. is a father, award winning poet, author, musician, a recording artist and performer, producer, filmmaker, youth group organizer and Lupus Awareness Advocate. He is the founder of SpokenVizions Entertainment Group, L.L.C. and the producer of Project L.I.F.E. He is the author nine books (six poetry, three self-help). Floyd has opened for a variety of poets and other artists such as The Last Poets, Gill Scott-Heron, Dahveed Nelson, Malik Yusef, Goapele, Maya Azucena and Murphy Lee. He has released five studio albums including his most popular release EARTHOLOGY, which includes a collaboration with Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

Robert Lowes is a writer whose first poetry collection, An Honest Hunger (Resource Publications), was published in 2020. His poems have appeared in journals such as The New Republic, Southern Poetry Review, december, and Tampa Review. He recently has branched out into haiku while still writing poems in traditional European forms and free verse. A former president and board member of Saint Louis Poetry Center, he coordinated the organization’s high school poetry contest for nine years. When he’s not hunched over a notebook, he may be playing rhythm guitar at the School of Rock in Kirkwood. Samples of his poetry and journalism can be found at robertlowes.com.

Paul Stroble teaches at Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary. A native of Vandalia (Fayette County), Illinois, he has written several books, especially church curriculum. His website is paulstroble.com. His poetry books, published by Finishing Line Press, are Dreaming at the Electric Hobo (2015), Little River (2017), Small Corner of the Stars (2017), Backyard Darwin (2019), Walking Lorton Bluff (2020), Four Mile (2022), and Galápagos Joy (2023).

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