Public Poetry exists to bring together the public and the poetry community, and to create a buzz about poetry. Join us for a free poetry reading series presented on the first Saturday of each month.
These interactive poetry events will feature local and visiting poets, and the occasional local celebrity or public figure. Poets will be available for Q&A and book signing at the end of each program.
The series is a partnership between Public Poetry and Houston Public Library.
Fall Series | Collier Regional Library
Saturday, December 7| 2 PM
James Adams studied creative writing at UCLA and the Université Paris IV (la Sorbonne). His poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including The Texas Poetry Journal, Five Inprint Poets, and The Pebble Lake Review. His first poetry collection, Noble Savage (St. Luke’s Presse), was nominated for a 2007 Pulitzer Prize. His poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Ukrainian, and Russian. He served as lead editor for Against Agamemnon: War Poetry 2009.
Darla McBryde has been published in the Texas Poetry Calendar, Big River Poetry Review, Illya’s Honey, Cenizo Journal, 200 New Mexico Poems, Crack the Spine, Gutter Eloquence, San Pedro River Review, and Familias de Terlingua. She hosted and has been featured at venues around Texas, including the 2013 Word Around Town (WAT) tour, and has produced television programs spotlighting Austin poets. She is a member of Gulf Coast Poets and the Austin Poetry Society.
Dustin D. Pickering is editor-in-chief at Harbinger Asylum, Houston’s own poetry magazine. He is the author of two self-published chapbooks, True Gods Are Poor and The Vanishing Point. He is published in the Muse for Women anthology, The Beatest State in the Union, and online at Writers on the Rio Grande. He hosts the Coffee Oasis Reading Series in Seabrook and the Poetry Reading and Open Mic group at Barnes & Noble in Webster, and has been featured at local venues.
Charlie Scott grew up in northern Alabama. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the writing program at the University of Houston. He has published a chapbook of poetry, The River is Laughter, as well as a full-length collection, So Much for Borders. His poems have appeared in Alabama Poets: An Anthology, as well as The New Republic, The Antioch Review, Zocalo Public Square, and Gulf Coast.