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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, October 7, 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.



Ryan McMasters - Ryan McMasters is an internationally published poet out of Houston, Texas. He has work published in The City of Houston’s website, Write About Now’s Youtube channel, Ireland’s HCE Review, Peculiar Journal, Shiela-Na-Gig journal, Moon Tide Press, Allegory Ridge, the San Antonio Review, Show Bear Family Circus, Flowersong Press, and Bending Genres.



Josh English - Josh English grew up in a converted barn in the woods of northwest New Jersey. He is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Houston’s Literature and Creative Writing program where he is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow and winner of the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry. He served as poetry editor of Gulf Coast and was the co-founding editor of the poetry outfit Oxidant|Engine. His work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Lana Turner Review, Bennington Review, Omniverse, West Branch, and elsewhere. He lives in Houston with his wife and twin children.


Priscilina Celina Suarez - Priscilla Celina “Lina” Suárez is a Mexican American author who was the 2015-17 McAllen Poet Laureate. She is co-founder of the Gloria Anzaldúa Legacy Project (GAL) which was formed to honor the legacy of Anzaldúa and share her work with a broader public. During her childhood, she lived surrounded by the farmlands of the then small colonia of Las Milpas, TX, where she first heard many of the cuentos she shares in Cuentos Wela Told Me. Her poetry collection, La La Landia: A Journey rough my Frontera CD Shuffle, was released in April 2022 from FlowerSong Press.


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