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.
Winter Series | Park Place Regional Library
Saturday, March 1 | 2 PM
Daniel Carrington is a poet and architect. In 2012, he was a Spotlight Poet for Poetry Out of Bounds. In addition, he has been a juried poet for the 2010 and 2012 Houston Poetry Fests, and his poems have been featured in both anthologies. He is a member of, and recording secretary for, the Gulf Coast Poets chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas. His forthcoming first poetry collection will be entitled Mosaics of the Night.
Christa Forster is a writer, teacher, and performer. Her poetry was published recently in Intellectual Refuge. She also writes original work for performance; her latest play,
Rock v. Threads, premiered in Albanian in Kosovo in summer 2012. This work contributed to being awarded a 2013 Individual Artist Award from the Houston Arts Alliance. A graduate of the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, she has made Houston her home since earning her M.F.A. in 1994.
Robert Lunday received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College (1980) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program (1985, 2002). For the past 12 years he has taught at Houston Community College. His book of poems, Mad Flights, was published in 2002 by Ashland Poetry Press. He and his wife, Yukiko, live on a tiny horse farm (big horses, small farm) in Bastrop, Texas.
Bishop Ragtyme began writing poetry while studying at Sam Houston State University. After graduating in 1999, he attended his first open mic, and has never looked back. Mixing a blend of blunt dialogue, social issues, and personal events in his life, he works to find a better understanding of himself. His previous works include the chapbook
Quiet Storms, and …Thus It Begins, a collaborative CD featuring Seth Walker & Joe P.