Poetry at the Point

Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Poetry at the Point series is back in-person!

Poetry at the Point invites local and regional poets, both established and up-and-coming, for monthly readings on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Traditionally held at Focal Point in Maplewood, the 2020-2021 readings were offered as live-streamed events. Starting in March 2022, readings will be held in-person at Focal Point as well as live-streamed.

Enjoy the livestream via the links below, or on Saint Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook page.

Series Curator: Kenneth Pruitt

Poetry at the Point and COVID-19

The health, safety, and well-being of our audiences, visiting poets, SLPC staff & volunteers, and the St. Louis community is our top priority. Patrons attending Poetry at the Point in-person are required to provide upon entrance to Focal Point:

  • A photo ID, AND;
  • A vaccination card with name that indicates full vaccination, OR 
  • A photo of a complete vaccination card with name, OR 
  • A negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event date, OR 
  • A negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of the event date

Upcoming Readings – 2022

CANCELLED – Marie Chewe-Elliott, Jet McDonald & Daniel Biegelson
Tuesday, June 28
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – this event has been cancelled due to illness, it will be rescheduled to a later date, more info here


Previous Readings

Andrea Carter Brown, A. J. Ward & Alice Azure
Tuesday, May 24
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – in-person at Focal Point + Livestream event here

Agnes Vojta & Vincent Casaregola
Tuesday, April 26
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – in-person at Focal Point + Livestream event here

Jo Schaper, Erin Wiles & Joss Barton
Tuesday, March 22
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – in-person at Focal Point + Livestream event here

Rebecca Ellis, Matthew Freeman & Teddy Norris
Tuesday, February 22
7:30 p.m. (CST) – Livestream event here

Dwight Bitikofer, Katy Gordon & Paul Stroble
Tuesday, January 25
7:30 p.m. (CST) – Livestream event here

Tick Tock Poets: Stefene Russell, Allison Cundiff, Lizzy Petersen & Steven Schroeder
Tuesday, November 23
7:30 p.m. (CST) – in-person at Focal Point + Livestream event here

Andrea Scarpino, Tim Heerdink & Tony Brewer
Tuesday, October 26
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Jenny Mueller, William Youngblood & Felicia Clemmons
Tuesday, September 28
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Stephanie Schlaifer, Britny Cordera & Paul Stroble
Tuesday, August 24
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Jason Vasser-Elong, Linda Neal Reising & Stephan Delbos
Tuesday, July 27
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Noelia Cerna, Stefene Russell & Raphael Maurice
Tuesday, June 22
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Aye Wollam, Kenneth L. Woods & Steven D. Schroeder
Tuesday, May 25
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Ben Gaa, Robert Lowes & Phillip McClenton
Tuesday, April 27
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Lynn Levin & Carolyne Wright – Poets & Their Alter Egos
Tuesday, March 23
7:30 p.m. (CDT) – Livestream event here

Walter Bargen, Beth Gordon & M.E. Hope
Tuesday, February 23
7:30 p.m. (CST) – Livestream event here

Kenneth Pruitt & Ron Fredman
Tuesday, January 26
7:00 p.m. (CST) – Livestream event here