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POETRY AT THE POINT on June 22 will feature Raphael Maurice, Noelia Cerna, and Stefene Russell. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free. Readings will be live-streamed on St. Louis Poetry Center's website and Facebook page. Visit for information on how to attend and view the live stream. Raphael Maurice is a translator, writer, and poet. He tutors full-time at East Central College, where he also teaches. His forthcoming book, Against Music, is out on Spartan Press. He is the author of The Idiot's Calendar (Spartan Press). Noelia Cerna is a first-generation immigrant from Costa Rica and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Westminster College. She is a poetry reader and feedback editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal, an assistant poetry editor for Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, an associate editor for Sibling Rivalry Press, an editor for Nomadic Press, a poetry editor for Patchwork Lit Magazine, a writing mentor, and a recent recipient of the L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship for Pen America’s Prison Writing Program. Stefene Russell is the author of Inferna(Intagliata Press, 2013), The Possum Codex (Otis Nebula, 2015) and 47 Incantatory Essays (Spartan Press, 2019). She was also the 2018 Laumeier Sculpture Park Poet-in-Residence. Find her online at, Twitter (@voltarine) & Instagram (@stefene7). For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator at
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