poetry

Houston Poet Lupe Mendez Grew up With Feet in Two Worlds

December 23, 2021 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

The poet Lupe Mendez is an animated storyteller. He’ll change the tone of his voice, switching between English and Spanish as he speaks softer and then louder.

Cowboy Poets Immortalize Texas Ranching Life

August 26, 2021 | By Andy Hedges

Find Wisdom and Comfort in the Voices of These 6 Texas Poets

April 4, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

July 6, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home of Katherine Anne Porter, one of Texas’ great writers.

Porter had died in 1980 at the age of 90. Long before she found literary fortune and fame in New York, winning a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her collected short stories in 1966, she spent her formative years in her grandmother’s three-bedroom house in the dusty rail town of Kyle—now a fast-growing suburb between Austin and San Marcos with a population approaching 40,000.

Poet’s Paradise

March 21, 2016 | By Clayton Maxwell

“Clayton, look at this moth” shouts the poet Sharon Olds, calling to me across the green lawn in front of the concert hall at Round Top’s Festival Institute.

Gather ‘Round

December 17, 2013 | By Matt Joyce

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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