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]

October 22, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Jacqui Germain

Jacqui Germain is a St. Louis-based poet and freelance writer who believes deeply in denim and pointy fingernails.  She currently serves as 2019 Artist Fellow with the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.  Her poetry has been published in The Offing, Anomaly, Muzzle Magazine, and elsewhere, in addition to being anthologized in several collections.  As a freelance journalist, her articles and essays have been published in The Nation, Pacific Standard, NOISEY, St. Louis Magazine, ALIVE Magazine, and elsewhere.  Germain is also author of When the Ghosts Come Ashore, and has received additional fellowships from Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Poetry Foundation’s Emerging Poet’s Incubator, and Jack Jones Literary Arts.

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/.

Clayton Adam Clark

Clayton Adam Clark lives in Saint Louis, his hometown, where he works as a public health research scientist and volunteers for River Styx magazine.  His debut poetry collection, A Finitude of Skin, won the 2017 Moon City Poetry Award and was published by Moon City Press in November 2018.  His poems have recently appeared in Poetry Daily, The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere.  He earned the MFA in creative writing at Ohio State University and is studying clinical mental health counseling at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Rebecca Ellis

Rebecca Ellis lives in southern Illinois. Her poems can be found in Bellevue Literary Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Naugatuck River Review, Sugar Mule, Sweet, RHINO, Prairie Schooner, and Crab Creek Review.  She edited Cherry Pie Press, publishing poetry chapbooks by Midwestern women poets.  She’s been part of the Six on Saturday poetry group for seven years, and part of Loosely Identified women’s poetry group for even longer.  She is a Master Naturalist through the University of Illinois Extension Service.