News Flash! New library location. Because Alief is a polling place, our entire Fall Series (October 6, November 3 and December 1) will now be held at: Vinson Neighborhood Library, 3810 W. Fuqua, Houston 77045, in the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center room connected to the library. See you there!
Public Poetry’s summer series drew standing-room-only crowds who came to hear Thay Alaffita, Amanda Auchter, D.F. Brown, Jane Creighton, Stephen Gros, Kurt Heinzelman, Erica Lehrer, Thad Logan, Karyna McGlynn, Jonathan Moody, JoeP (Joseph Palmore) and Oscar C. Peña. Here are a few photos of how it was.
At the September 1 event, we tried out something new in our Special Guest slot; inviting Public Poetry alumni to return to read one poem each. (L to R) Sarah Cortez, Ken Jones and Elisa Garza started us off. it was a hit, so you can expect future alumni readings once each season!
Sept 1: Karyna, Thad, Fran, Erica, David, Allen (HPL) & Matilde (WITS)
(L to R) Mutabilis Press book table; audience partial; paparazzi (aka Jeremyah Payne)
Aug 4: Kurt, Amanda, Fran (host), Dana (WITS), Allen (HPL), JoeP, Jane
Jane Creighton; audience partial; Kurt Heinzelman
July 7: Meta-4 Houston, Fran (host) Thay, Jonathan, Stephen, Oscar
In the better-late-than-never category, here’s a photo of Houston’s Poet Mayor who once again read one of her own poems as part of our anniversary celebrations in April 2012, together with our featured poets and participants.