Del Cain


Fort Worth, TX
Texas US

Author's Bio

Del Cain is the author of two published nonfiction books, Lawmen of the Old West: The Good Guys and Lawmen of the Old West: The Bad Guys. He continues to write nonfiction books and articles. He is on the Board of the Austin International Poetry Festival(the largest non-juried poetry festival in the US)( and has served as venue host and workshop leader for some of their readings and classes. He is a long time member, and past board member, of DFW Writer's Workshop. ( He has read work at various venues around Texas and Oklahoma and taught classes in writing at libraries in the area. He is the author of two self published books of poetry, Songs on the Prairie Wind and Voices of Christmas.

Publications & Prizes

Halsell, Texas (Dos Gatos Press, 2012)
His Hands (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2011)
City Girl (Dos Gatos Press, 2010)
Hephastes At The Forge (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2010)
di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2008)
di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2007)
di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2006)
di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2005)
di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2004)
di*verse*city (Austin International Poetry Festival, 2003)
Journals: ,
Westview: A Journal of Western Oklahoma
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Won first in Poetry at the Dallas Writer's Conference and has placed poems in various other contests such as DFW Writer's Workshop contest, the Christina Sergenyva Awards, the Houston Writer's Conference Awards, and the Texas Poetry Calendar and competition.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Last Days of Haute Cuisine by Patric Kuh, The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser, The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez, The Demon King and I by Candace Havens, Coming Into Eighty by May Sarton

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Born in: 
Woodward, OK
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Fort Worth, TX
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Last update: May 01, 2019