I never knew them all, just hummed and thrummed my fingers with the radio, driving five hundred miles to Austin. Her arms held all the songs I needed. Our boots kept time with fiddles and the charming sobs of blondes, the whine of steel guitars sliding us down in deer-hide chairs when jukebox music was over.
In 1993, Texas established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Jenny Browne, who was appointed to a one-year term in 2017. Browne is the author of three poetry collections, including Dear Stranger (University of Tampa Press, 2013).
In 2017, Deborah Mouton was named poet laureate of Houston, Texas. Mouton will serve a two-year term.
In 2018, Octavio Quintanilla was named poet laureate of San Antonio, Texas. Quintanilla will serve a two-year term.
Apr 10 2019
Words do amazing things. They paint pictures, make us want to sing and dance or cry! Join us as we celebrate the power of prose during National Poetry Month.
4300 East Berry St76105-5003 Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 06 2019
An Evening of Poetry and Small Bites is a special after hours program hosted by the Friends of the Universal City Public Library. Members of Unlimited Horizons, a writer's group with long times to Universal City and the library, will share their love of poetry, read original poems, and offer their reflections on their work. Donations will be accepted at the door, and will benefit theFriends of the Library.
100 Northview Drive78148 Universal City, Texas
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Words do amazing things. They paint pictures, make us want to sing and dance or cry! Join us as we celebration the power of prose during National Poetry Month.
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cheap camera in the glove compartment
stuffed toys on the dashboard,
beads on the steering wheel,
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