Public Poetry: Billie Duncan

Billie Duncan wants you to know her poems aren’t about her. Usually.


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The Public Poetry Series presents a reading by Jack Brennon, Billie Duncan, James Houlihan and Marlon Lizama on Saturday, August 2, at 2pm at Houston Public Library’s Heights Neighborhood Branch.

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chatted with Billie Duncan, who shared two of her poems.

Billie Duncan is a performance poet and author of three books, including Beneath the Desk, which was acquired by Brown University for inclusion in the Harris Collection of American Poems and Plays. Her poems are in numerous anthologies and journals. She is Communications Director for Houston Poetry Fest, Houston organizer for 100,000 Poets for Change and coordinator for Houston Poetry Summit. Her articles, reviews and photography have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers.



Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

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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