Poetry at the Point


Poetry at the Point is held at The Focal Point in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words.

The Focal Point is at 2720 Sutton.  Parking is free in the lot on nearby Marietta Avenue or street parking.  Readings start at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available at the Maya Cafe next door.  For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator, Andrea Scarpino at [email protected]

April 23, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Jenny Yang Cropp

Jenny Yang Cropp is the author of Not a Bird or a Flower (Ryga 2018), String Theory (Mongrel Empire 2015), and Hanging the Moon (RockSaw 2010). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Arc Poetry Magazine, Hairstreak Butterfly Review, Poemeleon, and other journals. She teaches poetry and publishing at Southeast Missouri State where she serves as the poetry editor for Big Muddy.

Daniel Crocker

Daniel Crocker’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Hobart, Big Muddy, New World Writing, Stirring, Juked, The Chiron Review, The Mas Tequila Review and many others. His books include Like a Fish and The One Where I Ruin Your Childhood (e-chap), both from Sundress Publications. Green Bean Press published several of his books, including People Everyday and Other Poems and Long Live the 2 of Spades. His newest full length collection of poetry, Shit House Rat, was published by Spartan Press in September of 2017. Stubborn Mule Press will publish Leadwood: New and Selected Poems—1998-2018. He was the first winner of the Gerald Locklin Prize in poetry. He is the editor of The Cape Rock (Southeast Missouri State University) and the co-editor of Trailer Park Quarterly. He’s also the host of the podcast, Sanesplaining, about poetry, mental illness and nerd stuff. He is a bipolar, bisexual Gemini who lives, teaches and writes in Missouri.

David M. Taylor

David M. Taylor’s work has appeared in various magazines such as Albany Poets, Califragile, Misfit Magazine, Philosophical Idiot, Rat’s Ass Review, and Trailer Park Quarterly. He was a finalist for the 2017 Annie Menebroker Poetry Award, and his most recent poetry chapbook, Growing up Black, was published by CWP Collective Press in September.