Poetry at the Point – Poetry Reading with Katerina Canyon – in Saint Louis, MO

Join us in-person at Poetry at the Point in Saint Louis, MO for a poetry reading with Katerina Canyon on October 25, 2022 at 7:30PM CDT.

Poetry at the Point is a reading series with the St. Louis Poetry Center. Katerina Canyon will be reading along with 2 other poets, Jennifer Goldring and Katherine Mitchell.  The reading will be held in-person at Focal Point as well as live-streamed.

Focal Point is located at:

2320 Sutton
Maplewood, MO 63143

About the Authors:

Katerina Canyon is an Award-Winning Poet, Best-Selling Author, civil rights activist, and essayist. She is a 2021, 2020, and 2019 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her stories have been published in The New York Times and The Huffington Post. She is a writer who has overcome some serious obstacles and trauma.

Katerina Canyon will be reading from her latest book Surviving Home – a collection of poems that serve as a memoir of the trauma she experienced and overcame. Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and the fantasies of tradition, the poems in Surviving Home show that home is a place that you endure rather than a place where you are nurtured. With unyielding cadence and unparalleled sadness and warmth, Katerina Canyon contemplates the prejudice and limitations buried in a person’s African American heritage: parents that seem to care for you with one hand and slap you with the other, the secret desires to be released from the daily burdens of life, as well as the surprising ways a child chooses to amuse herself. Finding resilience in the unexpected, this collection tears down the delicate facades of family.

Jennifer Goldring is a poet based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her award-winning poetry has appeared in various publications. On her days off, she’s likely playing with clay, taking photos, hanging with her teenagers, or writing poems. She’s Managing Editor for december magazine. Her photography and other work can be found at jennifergoldring.com.

Katherine Mitchell has a BPS in Choreography, an MFA in Creative Writing and works as an Alexander Technique teacher. Her writing has appeared in 2River View, The Louisville Review and The Southern Review.

To learn more, go to: https://stlouispoetrycenter.org/poetry-at-the-point/

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