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Houston’s First Poet Laureate Reflects On Experience

Posted on · April may just be starting, but Houston is expected to announce its second poet laureate by the end of the month. Maybe you were unaware the city had one, but Gwendolyn Zepeda has held the inaugural role since her two-year term began in April 2013. There were nine applicants to replace her. Selection criteria include […]

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Houston Poet André de Korvin Mixes Whimsy and the Serious

Posted on · 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 […]

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Houston’s Poetry Scene is Thriving

Posted on · April is National Poetry Month, and there are many poets living, working and publishing in Greater Houston. Catherine Lu of Houston Public Media’s Arts & Culture Unit recently spoke with several Houston poets about how Houston influences their work, and we hear highlights from those conversations. More: Full Conversations with Houston Poets: Robin Davidson Mike […]