Game On! Play for FREE with the MFAH & Public Poetry. Your challenge is to find four works of art at the MFAH based on clues provided by Public Poetry and MFAH. Your clues come in ekphrastic poems written by Mike Alexander, Bao-Long Chu, Martha Serpas & Gwendolyn Zapeda, each complemented by short facts supplied by the MFAH. Four lucky winners chosen at random will receive either a portrait by Glasell School art instructor Lydia Bodar-Balahutrak, or museum membership or a memorable lunch with poets and artist or a selection of signed poetry books. All of this will be free, and on a special web page starting April 1.
Public Poetry is celebrating its 3th Birthday on Saturday at McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library. Come early and rev up with a youth slam featuring WITS/Meta-Four Houston at 11 AM Then do lunch at noon with Houston Poet Laureate, Gwendolyn Zepada. At our usual time of 2 PM, Public Poetrywill debut its 2014-15 library poetry series, starting with Winston Derden, Katherine Durham Oldmixon , Yerra Sugarman & Regina Virgil.
Public Poetry is offering a Wednesday Workshop with Texas State Poet Laureate, Rosemary Catacalos. Program details and registration will be available here starting March 24.
Public Poetry is featured at the MFAH’s Artful Thursday program. Everyone is invited to a FREE reading 6:30 PM in the MFAH’s Brown Auditorium featuring Texas State Poet Laureate, Rosemary Catacalos, followed by a book signing.
We’re also having a ticketed After-Party with our State Poet laureate. Tickets will be available on our web-site starting March 24.
April 18 EX LIBRIS
NEW!! Public Poetry is debuting a “live” monthly poetry book club on the web. We have a different poet each month who will recommend an overlooked or under-appreciated poetry book. They will tell you why they are recommending it and provide some questions to ponder. Here’s the good part: Two weeks later they will be on-line live to take your questions, to comment, to discuss, to get into a heated argument . . . Details will be announced April 1.