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National Poetry Month: “Charybdis” By Mike Alexander

The Houston poet imagines a marriage as a whirlpool.

Poet Mike Alexander
Poet Mike Alexander

Originally from New Jersey, Mike Alexander has been a cornerstone of the Houston poetry scene for years, as a poet, publisher and presenter of readings. His first book, Retrograde, was published in 2013. He also has served on the board of The Panhandler, Mutabilis Press and Public Poetry. Here, he reads his poem, “Charybdis.”

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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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