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Houston Poet André de Korvin Mixes Whimsy and the Serious

As a young man, his first poem was written in French to impress the girls. But, since then, Houstonian André de Korvin has written poetry in English, and often about much more serious subjects — such as the social upheaval and political turmoil he’s witnessed during his life. He was born in Berlin to Russian […]

Andre de KorvinAs a young man, his first poem was written in French to impress the girls. But, since then, Houstonian André de Korvin has written poetry in English, and often about much more serious subjects — such as the social upheaval and political turmoil he’s witnessed during his life. He was born in Berlin to Russian parents and grew up in Paris during World War II. And he went to college in California during the social unrest of the 1960s.

He’s published two poetry collections, The Four Hard Edges of War and Dreaming Indigo Time. And he’ll be one of three poets reading Saturday at 2 p.m. at Houston Public Library’s Central Library as a part of the Public Poetry series.

Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu recently spoke with André de Korvin about his international background and asked him to share two poems, Ah, Apollinaire and What If…

MORE: Extended interview with André de Korvin

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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