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Public Poetry: André de Korvin

Meet André de Korvin, Houston poet by way of Berlin, Paris, LA.


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Andre de Korvin
Andre de Korvin. Photo by Catherine Lu.

His first poem was written in French to impress the girls. 

Since then, André de Korvin, has written poetry in English, often moved by the social upheaval and political turmoil that he has witnessed during his life in Europe and the United States.

Born in Berlin to Russian parents, André de Korvin was raised in Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in Math from the University of California, Los Angeles and has over 200 publications in mathematics and computer science. His two published poetry collections are “The Four Hard Edges of War” and “Dreaming Indigo Time.” In addition, his poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. He was featured poet in 1989 at the Houston Poetry Fest and guest poet in 1998.

The Public Poetry Series presents a reading by André de Korvin on Saturday, November 1, at 2pm at Houston Public Library’s Central Library. Three other Texas poets will also be featured at the reading: Carolyn Adams, Sybil Pittman Estes and Katherine Durham Oldmixon.

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chatted with André de Korvin about his fascinating international background, and he shared his poems, “Ah, Apollinaire” and “What If …”


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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