Public Poetry exists to bring together the public and the poetry community, and to create a buzz about poetry. Join us for a free poetry reading series presented on the first Saturday of each month.
These interactive poetry events will feature local and visiting poets, and the occasional local celebrity or public figure. Poets will be available for Q&A and book signing at the end of each program.
The series is a partnership between Public Poetry and Houston Public Library.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 2 PM
Central Library, 4th Floor Program Place | 500 McKinney, 77002
’ poetry and art appear in many print and web publications, such as Caveat Lector
, Glass Mountain
, and Common Ground Review
. She has edited the journals Curbside Review
, Lily Literary Review
, and Mad Hatter’s Review
. Her chapbooks are Beautiful Strangers
, What Do You See?
, An Ocean of Names
, and The Things You’ve Left Behind
. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for the first Houston Poet Laureate post.
Sybil Pittman Estess has four poetry volumes and just completed her fifth, Like That, authored a book of critical essays on Elizabeth Bishop, co-wrote a Creative Writing Textbook, and wrote two novels. She is published in over 150 journals including The Texas Review, The Paris Review, Concho River Review, Western Humanities Review, The New Republic, The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, and many others. In 2009 she was one of eight finalists for Poet Laureate of Texas.
André de Korvin has two published books of poems: The Four Hard Edges of War and Dreaming Indigo Time, the former set to music and translated into Italian. He currently has three books of poems nearly completed and has been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. He was the featured poet at the 1989 Houston Poetry Fest and a guest poet in 1998. He was born in Berlin from Russian parents, raised in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in math from UCLA.
Katherine Durham Oldmixon is a senior poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly and co-director of the Poetry at Round Top festival. Recent poems appear in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cider Press Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and in her chapbook Water Signs, a finalist for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Award. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans, M.A. and B.A. from the University of Houston, and is Professor of English at Austin’s historic Huston-Tillotson University.