Sunday takes us to the relic-boxes of small Texas towns, their shops of Sears and Roebuck sewing machine stands, bordello bedframes, and scrap-metal lawn art: a butterfly stakes a Spartan garden with pollen rust. Learning the hard way not to touch even the brass panel of a swinging
In 2015, Carmen Tafolla was appointed state poet laureate of Texas. The author of over twenty books, Tafolla was chosen in 2012 as the first poet laureate for the city of San Antonio. She has received a number of awards, notably the prestigious Americas Award, presented to her at the Library of Congress in 2010. Tafolla will be succeeded by Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2016.
Nov 15 2016
Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds in conversation with author Chris Cander at the Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in downtown Houston.
Tickets are required.You must pay for your ticket in advance to confirm your reservation; unpaid tickets will not be held in case of a sell-out. Arrive by 7:15pm to guarantee entry; unclaimed seats may be released at that time.
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You looked Texas today
road hard, scrubbed brush, blown tires
But later California returned—fortune’s poster child
radiating. Truck full of gas,
cheap camera in the glove compartment
stuffed toys on the dashboard,
beads on the steering wheel,
a pretty girl’s
Big Bend has been here, been here. Shouldn’t it have a say?
Call the mountains a wall if you must, (the river has never been a wall),
leavened air soaking equally into all, could this be the home
we ache for? Silent light bathing cliff faces, dunes altering