Poetry at the Point

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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]

NOTE: November’s reading will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.



November 19, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Emily Koehn

Emily has her MFA from Purdue University and MSW from University of Houston. Her poems have recently appeared in FENCE, Waxwing, Crazyhorse, Cincinnati Review, Vinyl, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and Best New Poets. Emily is originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, and lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and daughter. She is the St. Louis Poetry Center site coordinator for Poetry Inside Out, a poetry translation program, and teaches at Washington University.

Sunni Hutton

Graduate of Vanderbilt University and St Louis native, Sunni Hutton is author of The Art of Hurting, a poetry photo book, and a spoken word competition winner. Her writings are the whispers of wisdom and intuition; through writing she developed self awareness and since hasn’t stopped. When she’s not writing, she’s nourishing spirit, body and familial relationships through dancing, laughter and Imo’s pizza.

Melissa Singleton, aka Shine Goodie

Melissa Singleton, also known as Shine Goodie, is a poet and change-maker with the heart of a shaman. Her specialty is the art of gathering and conversation, in her creative work, but also in the literal sense of bodies gathering around other bodies, human and nonhuman—especially along the contours of the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Memphis to New Orleans and back where she has curated art & poetry events & happenings for over a decade. Her poetry insists and depends upon intimate, other ways of knowing and being in the multiverse. Goodie House, Shine’s monthly literary event, celebrates connecting through our shared humanity and our glorious differences. Check out goodiehouse.org for more information.