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.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 2 PM
Central Library, 4th Floor Program Place | 500 McKinney, 77002
is a former journalist, fiction writer, and poet. His poetry appears in New Texas
, the Texas Poetry Calendar
, two Houston Poetry Festival anthologies, Words and Art
, Harbinger Asylum
, Pink-Eye Lemonade
, Big River Poetry Review
, and Illya’s Honey
. Some of that work is collected in the chapbook Analects. He is a lifetime member of Gulf Coast Poets. He read on the 2013 and 2014 Word Around Town Tour, and co-founded and moderates the Speak Poet! series.
Bradley Earle Hoge
is the managing editor of Dark Matter Journal
), an online journal for speculative writing. His poems appear in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Gravel
, 200 New Mexico Poems
, Stickman Review
, and Tar Wolf Review
. He has had chapbooks published by Kattywompus Press, Red Berry Editions, and two by Plain View Press. Bradley lives in Spring, TX with his wife and three children.
Michelle Oakes recently earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston, where she served as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Laurel Review, RHINO, and Owl Eye Review. She lives in Houston with her three-legged cat, Ted, and works for Writers in the Schools (WITS).
Yerra Sugarman is the author of two poetry collections: Forms of Gone and The Bag of Broken Glass, both published by The Sheep Meadow Press. She received a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and awards from PEN American Center, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, and The Nation Magazine. She is a Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston.