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Tick Tock Poets: Stefene Russell, Allison Cundiff, Lizzy Petersen & Steven Schroeder

November 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

2720 Sutton
Maplewood, MO 63143 United States

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.

Poetry at the Point and COVID-19

The health, safety, and well-being of our audiences, visiting poets, SLPC staff & volunteers, and the St. Louis community is our top priority. Patrons attending Poetry at the Point in-person are required to provide upon entrance to Focal Point:

  • A photo ID, AND;
  • A vaccination card with name that indicates full vaccination, OR 
  • A photo of a complete vaccination card with name, OR 
  • A negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event date, OR 
  • A negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of the event date

Tick Tock Poets

The Tick Tock Poets are a loose collective based in the St. Louis region who meet regularly for meaningful critique of each other’s work. They represent a varying array of writing styles, formal training backgrounds, and poetics. They also enjoy a well-made bourbon from time to time.

Stefene Russell

Stefene Russell is the author of Inferna (Intagliata Press, 2013), The Possum Codex (Otis Nebula, 2015) and 47 Incantatory Essays (Spartan Press, 2019). She was also the 2018 Laumeier Sculpture Park Poet-in-Residence. Find her online at stefenerussell.com, Twitter & Instagram.

Allison Cundiff

Allison Cundiff’s publications include three books of poetry: Just to See How It Feels (2018, Word Press), Otherings (2016, Golden Antelope Press), and In Short, A Memory of the Other on a Good Day, co-authored with Steven Schreiner, (2014, Golden Antelope Press). Her non-fiction is featured in The Pragmatic Buddhist, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Feminist Teacher, and In Layman’s Terms Literary Journal; her fiction can be found at Hot Flash Fiction; her poetry is featured in The Chariton Review, Little Patuxent Review, The Night Heron Barks, SWIMM, The Antonym, OxMag, and Let’s Stab Caesar!. She lives in St. Louis where she teaches English.

Lizzy Petersen

Lizzy Petersen is a poet from St. Louis, MO, where she works in public media and directs a student-run, after-school literary magazine, Outside Literary Magazine, through a partnership with St. Louis Public Schools and Saint Louis Poetry Center. Her poetry has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in december, Image, Ninth Letter, Pinch, and Southern Humanities Review, among others. In 2021 she was awarded the Mid-America Arts Alliance’s Interchange Fellowship and Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s Writer Residency. She currently serves as a contributing editor for $ – Poetry Is Currency and has previously served as the Managing Editor of River Styx and Co-Poetry Editor for Sycamore Review at Purdue University, where she received her MFA in Poetry.

Steven D. Schroeder

Steven D. Schroeder’s second book, The Royal Nonesuch (Spark Wheel Press), won the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University. He edits the online poetry journal $ – Poetry Is Currency. His poetry is available from New England Review, Crazyhorse, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, and Diagram. He works as a creative content manager for a financial marketing agency in St. Louis.