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Poetry at the Point: Jane Ellen Ibur, María T. Balogh & Alex Balogh

September 27, 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.


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


Jane Ellen Ibur, Poet Laureate of St Louis, Missouri, an established arts educator, received a Visionary Award for Outstanding Arts Educator; recognized as a Warrior Poet from Word in Motion; two awards from the Missouri Scholar’s Academy, A World of Difference Award from the Anti-Defamation League. Honored with an Author Recognition Award by the Missouri Center for the Book, she is published in literary journals and anthologies garnering additional awards. She is the author of Both Wings Flappin’, Still Not Flyin’ and The Little Mrs./Misses both published by PenUltimate Press. For further details, visit Ibur’s Wikipedia page.

María T. Balogh is a multilingual, bicultural poet, fiction writer, performing Caribbean folkloric dancer, and educator. She has a book of poetry in Spanish by Ediciones Torremozas, a Spanish publisher, and a collection of poetry and fiction in English by Cool Way Press. Her fiction and poetry have been published in several different journals from the USA and South America. She has been all over and done just about everything, including building rural aqueducts while in the Peace Corps. She now teaches Spanish, specializing in Latin American literature and culture, and creative writing at the University of Missouri St Louis.

Alex Balogh is author of the novel Accidental Destination and the poetry collection And Yet.

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