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Poetry at the Point: Dannie Boyd & Richard Fischer

September 26, 2023 @ 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.


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


St. Louis-born poet, songwriter, and musician Dannie Boyd (Dannie B) enjoys writing about romance, self-discovery, and social justice. Dannie’s interest in poetry began in 2008 while studying creative writing and journalism at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley. He learned to play the guitar, bass, and piano shortly after. The Florissant Valley Poetry Club voted him the most prolific poet of 2009. St. Louis Public Radio also featured his dramatic story of photographing the 2014 Ferguson demonstrations in their “Living Ferguson” event, a nationally broadcast program on NPR. Dannie is continuing to work on the fusion of poetry and music. Dannie also continues to develop his work related to the Ferguson demonstrations, expanding on the existing photography, performative work, and presentations. More information is available on his website, DannieB.com.

Richard Fischer grew up in the wild lands in the center of America near the big mounds and down river from the land of the mythic Huck where he was taught abstraction skills in the educational institutions of the later 20th century. He was adopted by the Muse at an early age and has enjoyed the works of his Muse siblings in this and other ages. He enjoys the connection he feels when he becomes one with the flow of word music. His Zen fellows assure him that it is akin to Buddha talk.


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