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Poetry at the Point: Bailey Schaumburg & Macallan Lay

March 26 @ 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.

Like any venue for processing the human experience, what is absent from a poem can hold as much meaning as what is included. It is this process of withholding that distinguishes art from reportage. Bailey Schaumburg and Macallan Lay will read from their work, and in conversation afterwards, reckon with the poem as a site for facing one’s self in preparation for facing the other.


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


Bailey Schaumburg is a poet and writer who lives in Saint Louis, Missouri with their cat, Calypso, and their dog, Stanley. They care *almost* as much about finding and engaging in poetry community as they do about poetry itself – they currently serve as a co-curator for the Observable Readings series through the Saint Louis Poetry Center. Poetry is their first love, and will undoubtedly be their last.

Macallan Lay is a poet and project manager living in St. Louis, MO. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Her work has been featured in Vagabond City, Flat Ink, Litmag, and Bad Jacket.


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