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]

November 27, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Victoria Walls

Victoria Walls is an alumna of St. Louis University and the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and an instructor of English as a Second Language at St. Louis University. Poems from her manuscript We Talked About the Light are featured in Slippery Elm, Architrave Press, The Seattle Review, Big Muddy, and december magazine. She can also be found in Voices at the Corner, a blog for The Center for Social Empowerment, where she served as Poet in Residence.

Travis Mossotti

Travis Mossotti’s latest collection of poems, Narcissus Americana, was selected by Billy Collins as the winner of the 2018 Miller Williams Prize (University of Arkansas Press, 2018). He teaches in the writing program at Webster University and works for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University.

Stefene Russell

Stefene Russell is a St. Louis-based editor, writer and poet, and a member of Poetry Scores, an arts collective dedicated to translating poetry into other media. She was co-editor of 52nd City and Prinsesstårta literary magazines, and a former co-host of KDHX’s Literature for the Halibut. Russell is the author of the chapbook Inferna (Intagliata Press, 2013) and The Possum Codex (Otis Nebula, 2015). Her work has appeared in Public Art ReviewThe CuratorGadflyOtis NebulaBad ShoeThe Lumberyard, and LocusPoint. She currently serves as the 2018 In-Residence poet at Laumeier Sculpture Park.