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. For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator, Andrea Scarpino at [email protected]
February 25, 2020
Beth Gordon is a poet, mother and grandmother. She recently left St. Louis, MO after 19 years and now resides in Asheville, NC. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart; and published in numerous journals including Into the Void, Noble/Gas, Five:2:One, SWWIM, Verity La, Califragile, Pretty Owl Poetry and Yes Poetry. She is the author of the chapbook, Morning Walk with Dead Possum, Breakfast and Parallel Universe published by Animal Heart Press. She is also the Poetry Editor of Gone Lawn.
Susie is kin to avid readers, artists, and musicians, contributing to her love of wordplay. She writes music and lyrics that she twangs on her Martin guitar and has written oodles of educational baloney, continuing to do that for the Santa Fe Center for Transformational School Leadership and the Institute for School Partnership at Wash U. But it is when she takes to the page to craft images for poems that she puts voice to her growing up on a farm, her travels, and a lifetime of learnings. Her first poetry publication was back in the ‘60s: her 8th grade English teacher sent one of her poems off someplace and they published her piece. She’s been hooked on poetry ever since, winning slots in three categories in the Missouri State Poetry Society’s 2014 Winter Contest.
Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T. She is the author of Porous Land (Spartan Press, 2019). Her poems recently appeared in Red River Review, Minute Magazine, Nixes Mate Review, The Blue Nib, As It Ought To Be Magazine, Former People, Gasconade Review, Thimble Literary Magazine and elsewhere.