Now that Public Poetry (PPo) is all of 19 months old (!!)- it’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a Public Poetry, isn’t it – we’re undergoing a major growth spurt! So, in addition to our collaboration with Mutabilis Press, publisher of two outstanding poetry anthologies, the most recent being Improbable Worlds, edited by former featured poet, Martha Serpas, Mutabilis serving as our bookseller for the library series, Public Poetry is also joining up with Dos Gatos Press, out of Austin, publisher of the Texas Poetry Calendar and Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry. Both of these excellent publications will be available at future PPo events. And, there will be Austin poets reading in our Fall library series at Vinson Neighborhood Library too, starting November 3.
But wait! there’s more! Public Poetry is also partnering with Houston Media Source, a fabulous resource that provides public access cable television programs and radio broadcasts. Expect PPo to use their TV studios and radio facilities to create original programs about poets and poetry for the delight and edification of all! Meanwhile, Houston Media Source is going to video our first Saturday of the month library series at Vinson Neighborhood Library at 2PM November 3 and December 1, so join us there and put yourself in front of the camera!
But wait! there’s more! Right now, Public poetry is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so that your contributions to spread poetry far and wide will be tax deductible! Won’t that be good!
But wait! there’s more! Actually, this time, you will have to wait, just a little while, for the official announcement of an exciting new poetry program, debuting in January 2013.