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Poetry at the Point: Andrea Carter Brown, A. J. Ward & Alice Azure

May 24, 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 >>


ANDREA CARTER BROWN is the author of September 12 (The Word Works, 2021), The Disheveled Bed (CavanKerry Press, 2006) and two chapbooks, Domestic Karma (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Brook & Rainbow (Winner of the 2000 Sow’s Ear Press Chapbook Award). Her poems have won the Five Points James Dickey Prize, the River Styx International Poetry Prize, and the PSA Gustav Davidson Memorial Prize, among many others. Since 2017, she has been Series Editor of the Word Works Washington Prize.

A. J. Ward is a baker and writer living in St. Louis, MO. His work especially delights in the relationships between people and place. He’s released several albums of songs, has poems in a few publications, and would love to know about the weird foods that only exist in your hometown.

Alice Azure’s recent work has appeared in Dawnland Voices 2.0, Yellow Medicine Review and The St. Louis Anthology. She is the author of five books, the most recent a volume of poetry, Hunger Feast, released December of 2017. Her chapbook, Worn Cities, was selected as poetry chapbook of 2015 by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers. She lives in the St. Louis area and is a member of Saint Louis Poetry Center. Along with many other Mi’kmaw artists, humanists, educators, lawyers, and writers, some of her work has been archived at the website Tepi’ketuek.

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