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]

February 26, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Richard Stimac

Richard Stimac grew up in Granite City and lives in Brentwood.  He attended SIUE and Washington University, and has done nearly every job you can name.  He is strongly influenced by The Movement, a post-World War II collection of English writers who tried to use traditional forms to address contemporary life.  He does not have any publications to name, and hopes that you are more entertained than enlightened by his poetry.

Rita Rouvalis Chapman

Rita Rouvalis Chapman is a poet living in St. Louis, where she teaches high school English.  Her poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies both in the U.S. and Europe.  She holds an MFA from University of Missouri– St. Louis.

Kate Wylie

Kate Wylie is a 2018 graduate of Webster University.  While at Webster, she received academic and departmental honors for her chapbook Too Close to the Fire, as well as the English Department’s Pearson House Award.  Kate currently serves as an assistant softball coach at Webster Groves High School and as a peer review specialist at Graphic World, Inc.