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National Poetry Month: “What If” By André de Korvin

The Berlin-born, Paris-raised Houston poet reads one of his poems.

Poet André de Korvin
Poet André de Korvin

Poet and mathematician, André de Korvin, writes poems that often deal with social upheaval, immigration and poverty – experiences he has lived through and witnessed, from his early years in post-war Europe to his adult life upon coming to the United States in the 1960s.

Born in Berlin to Russian parents and raised in Paris, André de Korvin holds a Ph.D. in Math from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is a retired Professor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, who taught for many years at the University of Houston-Downtown.  His published poetry collections are The Four Hard Edges of War and Dreaming Indigo Time

André de Korvin reads his poem, “What If.”

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