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Public Poetry Reading Series

Public Poetry Reading Series Online

Poetry comes alive the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM with readings performed by a creative mix of artists. Participants are invited to read a piece for Open Mic during featured poets intermission​.

Registration is required for this virtual event. The Public Poetry Reading Series uses the Microsoft Team platform for virtual meetings. Participants using their smartphones or tablets will need to download the Microsoft Team app to participate. Participants using their computers will not need to download the Microsoft Teams app.

This series is organized by Public Poetry and is presented in partnership with Houston Public Library.

Saturday, June 3, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Age Group:
  Adults     Teens (13-18 yrs)  
  Arts & Culture  
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Thanh Bui- born in Saigon & raised in Boston & Houston,Thanh Bui is a writer & actor currently based out of Austin, Texas. Her written work has appeared in The Offing, Lammergeier,Cosmonauts Avenue, diaCRITICS, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, & other places accessible to her mom. She loves constantly.




Isaac Chavarria- a pocho from deep south Tejas [Alton]. His work assisting non-profit organizations has produced over 20 chapbook titles for workshop participants. His poems are in Label Me Latina/o, BorderSenses, and NewBorder: Contemporary Voices from the Texas/Mexico Border. His poetry book, Poxo, from Slough Press, received the inaugural 2014 NACCS-Tejas Poetry Award. His collaboration as a member of the Coalition of Nuevo Chican@ Artists developed into a co-edited book titled Nuev@s Voces Poeticas: A Dialogue About New Chican@ Identities. He is the current Co-Editor of Interstice, the literary journal of South Texas College, and co-runs the Carnalitx mobile bookstore.


Jennifer Maritza McCauley- a writer, poet, and university professor. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kimbilio, CantoMundo and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. She holds an MFA from Florida International University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Missouri. The author of the cross-genre collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF and the short story collection WHEN TRYING TO RETURN HOME, she is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.



Jaxson Spencer- Jaxson Spencer is a maker of poems from southern Indiana. He holds a BS in Biology from Purdue University. He is a C. Glenn Cambor fellow and current MFA candidate at the University of Houston. Most of his downtime is given to something musical, and he can’t find enough of either.


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