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Poetry at the Point Online: Dwight Bitikofer, Katy Gordon & Paul Stroble
January 25 @ 7:30 pm
The reading will be streamed live to this event page and to Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook Live page.
Dwight Bitikofer became involved with St. Louis poetry circles in the early 2000s and was active in open mic circles. He has done a number of “po-jazz” performances with a jazz musician friend, Raven Wolf C. Felton Jennings II. He has emceed and curated many poetry events. He had the opportunity to learn from poets at the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival for over 10 years. He served on the boards of St. Louis Writer’s Guild and St. Louis Poetry Center. Bitikofer has received a number of writing recognitions and publications for his poetry and for his newspaper column. He received an honorary doctorate of letters from his alma mater, Webster University, in 2015.
Katherine Gordon studied at the University of Glasgow, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Scottish Literature. Her work has appeared in the US and the UK including, most recently, in Beloit Poetry Journal. Voices From Their Ain Countrie: The Poems of Marion Angus and Violet Jacob, a joint edition of two twentieth-century Scots poets she edited, is published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.
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, published by Finishing Line Press, are Dreaming at the Electric Hobo (2015), Little River (2017), Small Corner of the Stars (2017), Backyard Darwin (2019), and Walking Lorton Bluff (2020).