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Video Reading Series Thanksgiving Edition: Five Emerging Houston Poets You Should Know About

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.24.2016 | Books
Anis Shivani

In the time that I have lived here, since the late 1990s, Houston has become quite the poetry town. There is so much poetry of so much diversity from so many different kinds of poets coming out pretty much every day that one can hardly keep up.

Emerging Poet Interview: Louise Mathias, Author of "The Traps"

Anis Shivani | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

"I feel kinship to many different writers for many different reasons -- I aim for (though I'm sure I don't always attain) the musicality of John Taggart, the compression and rapid tonal swerve of Graham Foust's early work, the biting quality and earthiness of Selima Hill..."

National Poetry Month Emerging Poet Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Xu, Author of Debts and Lessons

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

Lynn Xu's debut book of poetry, Debts & Lessons, has just appeared (April 1) from the always terrific Omnidawn Publishing.

A Rare Charlotte Brontë Manuscript Up for Auction

John Lundberg | Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

The manuscript of a poem by Charlotte Brontë is up for auction in London next month. Best known for her novel Jane Eyre, Brontë also wrote hundreds of poems during her lifetime.

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: Brainiac Amours in Just Kids

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Only two pages in and I'm choked with sobs as I read how Patti Smith listened to her soul mate's breathing on the phone as he struggled in the hospita...