Poetry at the Point: 2015
Dwight Bitikofer has been active in St. Louis poetry circles for the past decade. He curates the second friday notes series, a poetry and music collaboration between St. Louis Poetry Center and Whole Foods. He was the 2013 first-place winner of the James H. Nash Members Contest for St. Louis Poetry Center. Bitikofer poems have been published in Natural Bridge, Flood Stage, Mid-Rivers Review and other journals. He especially enjoys “pojazz” performances he organizes with a “spiritual jazz” partner and additional poet voices. Bitikofer is publisher of three community newspapers. He lives in Webster Groves. He is a native son of central Kansas.
Kathryn Kerr, ever a lover of nature and books, has degrees in English, botany, and creative writing. She has worked as a field biologist, an editor, a photographer, and at many other jobs. Currently she teaches writing at Illinois State University. She has three poetry chapbooks, Equinox, Coneflower, and Turtles All the Way Down; and a book of poems with photographs by Raymond Bial, First Frost. She has published scientific papers, essays, and poems in forums as varied as Good Housekeeping and The Texas Caver.
Glenn Boothe studied English Literature at UMSL. He is an MFA poetry candidate at UMSL and will graduate in May 2015. Glenn is also a sculptor and culinary artist. He muses that he would like to open a pizzeria-pub-art gallery-studio-open mic venue for pizza lovers, artists, writers and musicians, alike. He lives with his family in St. Louis, and when he is not pursuing his artistic endeavors, he is working his IT job in the aerospace industry.