National Poetry Month: Peter Hyland

Houston poet Peter Hyland reads from his new book, “Out Loud.”


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In our final installment of profiles of Houston poets in celebration of National Poetry Month, we meet Peter Hyland, whose debut collection, Out Loud, was recently published. 

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chatted with Peter about his former life as a painter and his new book. Peter shared two poems, Storms are Formed Behind the Storms We Feel and Octoroon.

Peter B. Hyland is the author of the poetry collection, Out Loud (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2013), and the limited-edition chapbook, Elegy to the Idea of a Child (The Trilobite Press, 2009).  His poems have also appeared in American Literary Review, Conduit, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Harpur Palate, New England Review, New South, Pebble Lake Review, Ploughshares, and Verse Daily.  He and his family live in Houston, where he is the director of advancement at the Honors College at the University of Houston.



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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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