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2018 Poetry Out of Bounds

This event is Oct 6, 2018, 1 - 5 pm
at the Webster Barnes & Noble
IH-45 at Bay Area Blvd (SE quadrant)

This is a kick-off event for the Houston Poetry Fest featuring many of the Festival’s juried poets and poets from across the state.


Featured Poet

Edward Vidaurre


Edward Vidaurre is the 2018-2019 McAllen, Texas Poet Laureate and author of five collections of poetry: I Took My Barrio on A Road Trip (Slough Press 2013), Insomnia (El Zarape Press 2014), Beautiful Scars: Elegiac Beat Poems (El Zarape Press 2015), Chicano Blood Transfusion (FlowerSong Press 2016), and Ramona & Rumi: Love in the Time of Oligarchy & Unedited Necessary Poems (Hercules Publishing 2018). Vidaurre has been published in several literary journals and anthologies. Vidaurre was the Director of Operations in 2018 for the Valley International Poetry Festival,  moderator for Poets Responding, and founder of Pasta, Poetry & Vino - a reading series in the Rio Grande Valley. He resides in McAllen, Texas with his wife and daughter.


Reading Line-Up

1:00 – Edward Vidaurre

1:45 – Ann Fogelman

1:55 – Open Mic or break

2:00 – Stacy Nigliazzo

2:15 – L. A. Merrill

2:30 – John Milkereit

2:45 – Tina Cardona

2:55 – Open Mic or break

3:00 – Kelly Ann Ellis

3:15 – Weasel

3:30 – Carrie Kornacki

3:45 – Daniel Carrington

3:55 – Open mic or break

4:00 – Sean Johnson

4:15 – Dave Cowen

4:30 – Julianne Tran

4:45 – Dustin Pickering

5:00 – Laura Peña – final poem and closing


Hosted by the Gulf Coast Poets

Contact: Laura Peña iselapena@hotmail.com

FREE PARKING

Updated 10/5/2018