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]

June 25, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Jamie Wendt

Jamie Wendt is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha MFA program.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Drake University.  Her debut poetry collection, Fruit of the Earth, was released in August 2018 from Main Street Rag Publishing Company.  Her poetry has been published in various literary journals, including Lilith, Raleigh Review, Minerva Rising, Third Wednesday, and Saranac Review.  Her essays and book reviews have been published in Green Mountains Review, the Forward, Literary Mama, and others.  She teaches high school English and lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.  Find her at: https://jamiewendt.wordpress.com/.

Hart L’Ecuyer

Hart L’Ecuyer is an industrial surrealist poet.  A student of English at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, he has published poetry in places such as PARAGRAPHITI, Blue Lyra Review, Futures Trading, Blue River Review, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Former People, Bad Jacket, The Conglomerate, Blue Moon, and Mannequin Haus.  His sixth collection, For the Good of the Party, was published in February 2019.

Sara Minges

Sara Minges is a spoken word poet, mental health advocate and motivational speaker from the greater Kansas City area.  Her poems have been chosen as staff picks for the Johnson County Public Library Poem-a-Day Contest, and have appeared in Salon II (a chapbook published by the Writer’s Place) and Prompts! A Spontaneous Anthology published by Jeanette Powers.  Her first full length book of poetry, Naked Toes, was released in 2018.  By day Sara provides coaching services to teens and women, helping them reclaim their power by letting go of perfectionism, shame, self-doubt and owning their personal stories.