“Poet &” seeks to highlight and support Houston poets who have careers or practices outside of writing, and who are not currently receiving institutional support for their writing work (i.e. an MFA program or fellowship). The three-part series (June 15, 22, 29) will be hosted by poets Aris Kian & Joy Priest, and featured poets will include newly-named Houston Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez, R.J. Wright, LeChell "The Shootah" R.H., Rubi Guanlao, Loyce Gayo, Anna Maria Morris, and Muhammad Khaerisman. Each writer will read their work, as well as talk about their other career or practice and what it means to be doing both in Houston, Texas. This event is the result of a grant awarded to us by Poets & Writers to hold virtual literary space for Houston-area write, and will take place over Zoom.
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