Sundays in February 1:00-2:30 PM at Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh Dr. 77006 (food & drink available) FEBRUARY 11, 18, 25 and March 4. Program info HERE. Tickets at the door.
Why are these poets passionate about poetry?
Born in the town of Ayr, Scotland and educated at St Andrews University, Andrew Clegg is a well-known public speaker on a range of literary subjects including Burns, Byron, Dickens, Lorca, Neruda among others. Since 2000, he has served as chair and secretary of STANZA, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, and is currently a trustee. This truly international festival includes leading poets from all over the world.
John Gorman lives in Galveston and directs the monthly Poets Roundtable critique group. He is a Professor Emeritus of Literature at UH-Clear Lake where he was part of its founding faculty. His poems, gathered in four chapbooks, have appeared in many journals in Texas, nationally, and in Canada. He has been active with First Friday, Houston Poetry Fest, Public Poetry and other reading series
Mark Irwin’s nine collections of poetry include A Passion According to Green (2017), American Urn: New & Selected Poems (1987- 2014), Tall If (2009), Bright Hunger (2004), and White City (2000). Recognition for his work includes The Nation / Discovery Award, two Colorado Book Awards, four Pushcart Prizes, the James Wright Poetry Award, and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, NEA, and Wurlitzer Foundations. His poetry has been translated into several languages. Additionally, his collection of essays, Monster: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary American Poetry was published in 2017 by Peter Lang, New York. A professor in the PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Program at the University of Southern California, he lives in Los Angeles and Colorado.
Kevin Prufer is the author of seven books of poetry, including How He Loved Them (Four Way Books, 2018); Churches (2014), named one of the best 10 poetry books of the year by The New York Times Book Review; and In a Beautiful Country (2011), a finalist for the Rilke Prize and the Poets Prize. The recipient of four Pushcart Prizes, multiple Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he is Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.