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National Poetry Month: “Vietnamese Noodle House” By Gwendolyn Zepeda

The former Houston Poet Laureate reads a poem that feels like a local snapshot.

Poet Gwendolyn Zepeda
Poet Gwendolyn Zepeda

Poet and fiction writer, Gwendolyn Zepeda, is a native Houstonian and served as the city’s very first Poet Laureate from 2013 – 2015. She reads her poem “Vietnamese Noodle Shop,” an impressionistic vignette of a rainy day in 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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