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Public Poetry: Cedric Ary

Meet local performance poet and lover of sonnets, Cedric Ary.


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Poet Cedric Ary
Poet Cedric Ary. Courtesy of the artist.

The Public Poetry Reading Series presents Houston poet, Cedric Ary, on Saturday, May 2, at 2pm at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Three other Texas-based poets will also be featured at the reading: C. Prudence Arceneaux, David A. Feil, and Roberto Tejada.

Also known as “Brother Said,” Cedric Ary has curated a production for Voices Breaking Boundaries, served as Slammaster for Houston Poetry Slam and was a 2010 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant recipient. His CD’s include Urban Kinky Soul Epiphany and A Taste of Honey. He presently co-produces the monthly show Poetry In ReVerse.

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chatted with Cedric Ary, who shared his poems, “Déjà vu Sonnet” and “Sonnet for Fred.”

Language advisory: Please note that “Déjà vu Sonnet” contains use of a word that some may find objectionable.  Listener discretion is advised.


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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