The Poetry of Resilience

On Sunday, October 24th, there will be a Houston reading on the theme of resilliency. Curated by Sarah Gajkowski-Hill, this 6 pm event will be for community and healing. I am honored to participate in this reading; it will take place at Artique (1024 Studewood). Please RSVP to Sarah because space is limited.

Poetry at Lone Star College

I will do my first in-person poetry reading for INTO THE THE on Thursday night, September 23rd, in Montgomery County. Join us at Lone Star College Montgomery at 7 pm, Room G-102. The event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.

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A Virtual Interview with Robin Reagler

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Background Thursday, August 12, 2021 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register for this event on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bookwoman-2nd-thursday-poetry-reading-and-open-mic-with-robin-reagler-tickets-162818493497 Feature Robin Reagler is a poet, educator, and leader living in Houston, Texas. Over the past 22 years, she?transformed Writers inthe Schools (WITS), a small grassroots organization, into a national literary movement with 40…

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Book Launch on Brazos Zoom on June 11th

I’m thrilled that Brazos Bookstore will sponsor the official book launch for INTO THE THE on June 11th at 7pm CT. I am honored that Tonya Foster and Timothy Liu will join me on Zoom for this event. Tonya, Tim, and I were classmates together at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. This will… Continue reading Book Launch on Brazos Zoom on June 11th

Sound Poetry on Radio Tacoma

David Gilmour interviewed me for Sound Poetry, his radio show on RadioTacoma. Our conversation went a bit overboard and took up two episodes. We discussed the nature of abstract poetry, landscape, cartoons, rock music lyrics, and much more. Check out both installments on Sound Poetry.

Poems on Video: Saints Among Us and Crumbs

I’m delighted to be a part of the Friendswood Library #NationalPoetryMonth Celebration. In collaboration with Mutabilis Press, Matt Riley produced a series called Primary Sources. This video features David Cowen and me reading poems published in Mutabilis Press books. My part starts at 5:21.

The Book Is OUT

INTO THE THE is officially published! The publication date, March 21st, was on World Poetry Day. If you would like your own copy, please purchase one through Backlash Press. They have created a beautiful book, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

The Magic Box

Backlash Press Editor and Publisher Gretchen Heffernan opens the first box of INTO THE THE, and you can watch her do it on this video! I am so moved and grateful to see what a beautiful job Gretchen has done with my poems.

The Poet’s Role in Social Justice

In Houston, poet laureates were in the news two weeks in a row. First, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the opening of the application process to become the 5th Houston Poet Laureate. I cheered, but some complained. Then 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, stole the show at the Presidential Inauguration, perhaps even… Continue reading The Poet’s Role in Social Justice