Current First Friday information is here.

If you wish to view HPF2018 archive, use this link:

If you wish to view HPF2017 archive, use this link:


Houston Poetry Fest

(Click graphic above to enter the site.)

Houston Poetry Fest

- a celebration of poetry and its makers

Houston Poetry Fest

Thank you for attending the 2019 HPFest main events.

The Lorene Pouncey Memorial award went to Sarah Sala.

The Mary Villarreal Memorial award went to youth poet of the year Lauren Sanders.

The Lucille Johnson Clark Memorial award went to Lesley Clinton

Satellite events continue thru Oct 19.
See the calendar page and scroll down to October.

Also Visit the HPF Facebook page.

Updated 10/14/2019

Houston Poetry Fest

This is an archive site. The link was pointing to a page at Inprint which was unavailable (moved or deleted?). I temporarily redirected it back here so that the link would go somewhere.  HPF is not currently active.

Leo Waltz, 5/3/2023