after rereading Cormac McCarthy and taking a 5 mile run through the River Ranch Laughter is also a form of prayer —Kierkegaard Okay then, right here, Lord, in Bandera,
In 2014, Dean Young was appointed state poet laureate of Texas. The William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas-Austin, Young has published twelve books of poetry and one volume of prose on the aesthetics of poetry. He has also received numerous awards and honors for his poetry, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Apr 11 2015
Activities include panel discussions, book signings, interactive areas and educational opportunities for children and teens, food trucks, live music, recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors, and computer training in the Technology Tent. For more information, visit: saplf.org/festival.
10:00am to 5:00pm
600 Soledad St.78205 San Antonio, Texas
Apr 09 2015 to Apr 12 2015
The festival includes over twenty unique Austin venues, 30 diverse themed poetry readings, ten plus open mics, ten plus workshops, five music and poetry events, a complete anthology reading, all-night open mic, poet symposium, and a printed poetry anthology competition featuring the winning submissions. For more information, visit: http://www.aipf.org
5:00am to 11:59pm
78741 Austin, Texas
Apr 07 2015
The Austin Poetry Slam is the biggest weekly spoken word competition in Austin.
7:30pm to 11:00pm
2906 Fruth St.78705 Austin, Texas
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I never knew them all, just hummed and thrummed my fingers with the radio, driving five hundred miles to Austin. Her arms held all the songs I needed. Our boots kept time with fiddles and the charming sobs of blondes, the whine of steel guitars sliding us down in deer-hide chairs when jukebox music was over.
Old fang-in-the-boot trick. Five-chambered
asp. Pit organ and puff adder. Can live
in any medium save ice. Charmed by the flute
or the first thunderstorm in spring, drowsy
heart stirs from the cistern, the hibernaculum,
the wintering den of stars. Smells like the cucumber