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.
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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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…
The Houston Chronicle published my essay on Pride month, discrimination, and there’s even a Godzilla poem included for good measure. It appears on the front page of the Sunday paper (6.6.21). In the article I share some of my personal experiences and try to assess how much the LGBTQ+ community has progressed in my lifetime… Continue reading Pride, Poetry, and the LGBTQ+ Community
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
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.
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.
April is National Poetry Month, and there are lots of ways to celebrate. You can: Write a poem every day with NaPoWriMo. Daily prompts and encouragement are provided! Read a poem every day on Poets.org. Watch young people perform slam poetry from Brave New Voices Festival on YouTube. Explore the organizations that love poetry: Canto… Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month
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.
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.
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
Backlash Books has revealed the cover design for my new book of poetry, Into The The. I’m so grateful and excited about this!
The pandemic provided us time. Here are six books I read and loved in 2020. #favoritebooks
I retired from my leadership position at Writers in the Schools (WITS) in September, and the editors of Teachers & Writers Magazine invited me to write an essay about what I learned. When I became the Executive Director in the late 90s, the most talked-about book in our library was Wishes, Lies, and Dreams by… Continue reading School, Joy & Revolution: Takeaways from my Time at WITS