Andrea Carter Brown, AJ Ward and Alice Azure


The reading will take place in person at Focal Point, and will also be streamed live on this event page and on the Saint Louis Poetry Center Facebook page.


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ANDREA CARTER BROWN is the author of September 12 (The Word Works, 2021), The Disheveled Bed (CavanKerry Press, 2006) and two reading books, Domestic Karma (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Brook & Rainbow (Winner of the 2000 Sow’s Ear Press Chapbook Award). His poems have won the Five Points James Dickey Prize, the River Styx International Poetry Prize, and the PSA Gustav Davidson Memorial Prize, among others. Since 2017, she has served as editor of the Word Works Washington Prize Series.

AJ Ward is a baker and writer living in St. Louis, MO. Her work particularly delights in the relationships between people and place. He’s released several song albums, has poems in a few publications, and would like to know about weird foods that only exist in your hometown.

Alice Azure’s recent work has been published in Dawnland Voices 2.0, Yellow Medicine Review, and The St. Louis Anthology. She is the author of five books, including the most recent volume of poetry, Hunger Feast, published in December 2017. Her collection, Worn Cities, was selected as the poetry collection of 2015 by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers. She lives in the St. Louis area and is a member of the Saint Louis Poetry Center. Along with many other Mi’kmaw artists, humanists, educators, lawyers and writers, some of his work has been archived on the Tepi’ketuek website.


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