Public Poetry

Library: Johnson Neighborhood Library

Date: 7/2/2016

Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Type: Poetry

Age Group: adults

Public Poetry is an innovative monthly library reading series bringing the public and poetry community together, and creating a buzz about poetry.

Public Poetry library events feature outstanding local and visiting poets, plus a student reading and special guests, as well as a book signing at the end of each program.

This series is a partnership between Public Poetry, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collaborates with various community partners, and Houston Public Library. Join us for these free library programs, filled with creative language, held on the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM.


Featured Poets

Stephanie Bension

You didn't think I'd let it go, didn't think I'd jump off the cliff / I no longer want you to catch me, just let me enjoy the drift / Straight to the bottom, can't be any different than where I already am

From DNR


Jeremy Eugene

"Good Morning Class"/ And they rearrange their desks / turn their backs to the board/ to continue long-standing relationships / they've built with failure,/ kissing it open-mouth all 45 mintues of class / fridges bare of everything but trouble magnets

From Swallow the Sun


Audrey Schwartz Rivers

Indians suck jalapeños forcing thirst / to survive desert hallucinations. / I only endure bits in salad. / How brave I am to bite into what burns me. / How weak I am to acquiesce into your arms.

From Thermodynamics


David Glen-Smith

As a start point: the cradle crescent. / The boy. The bridge with barn / swallows building their mud / nests. Clusters of new moons / joined as a hive, endless flights / arcing across and under the / other — in the back back seat, the boy / asleep unaware of his world

From Saint Brendan and the Nordic Moon