POETRY AT THE POINT on April 21 will feature Jane Ellen Ibur, Poet Laureate of St. Louis, and Sarah Abbas, Youth Poet Laureate of St. Louis. Poetry at the Point is held at THE FOCAL POINT in Maplewood. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free.
JANE ELLEN IBUR is a poet and arts educator. She is the author of Both Wings Flappin’, Still Not Flyin’ and The LittleMrs./Misses, both published by PenUltimate Press. She is the literary editor of Blindness Isn’t Black, an anthology by Missouri writers and artists with disabilities. She currently serves as Poet Laureate for St. Louis.
SARAH ABBAS is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American poet located in St. Louis, Missouri. Sarah currently attends Marquette High School and is captain of her school’s poetry team, co-editor and chief of the yearbook, and captain of interpretation events. She is the Youth Poet Laureate of St. Louis.