Literary Houston - February 2019 Roundup

Submitted by ReyesFreshArts on Fri, Feb 22nd at 8:16 pm

Ever wonder what’s being written/published in Houston? Here’s a roundup of literary pieces from Houstonians put out this last month. Just click on the images. When you’re done reading/listening, stay tuned for the next roundup! 


1. Write About Now (WAN)

A spoken word Poetry Slam and Open Mic hosted every Wednesday, 7:30 PM, at Avantgarden. Their YouTube channel regularly posts poetry videos of readings and performances, especially during Black History Month and Valentine's Day centric pieces. 


2. Bryan Washington’s “What It Means to Live in Houston” in Catapult Magazine


Bayou Diaries, a column by Bryan Washington, focuses on his life and history in Houston. Read the latest installment where Washington tries to answer: What does Houston ‘mean?’


3. Carolyn Dee Flores’s “The Amazing Watercolor Fish”

This rhyming bilingual picture book by Houston publisher Arte Público Press features a friendship between two pet fish. Listen to this interview with the author on Houston Public Media talking about the process of writing the book.


4. J. Estanislao Lopez poems in Waxwing

Houston poet and teacher J. Estanislao Lopez has 3 amazing poems published with Waxwing Literary Journal.


5. Outspoken Bean’s Midweek Stanzas


One of Fresh Arts’s favorites, Outspoken Bean provides another installment in his #midweekstanzas series. This piece in particular is dedicated to his brother.


6. Anna Meriano’s Love Sugar Magic – A Sprinkle of Spirits


The next installment of YA author Anna Meriano’s Love Sugar Magic series just dropped. Read more about it in this interview with the Houston author in Las Musas Speak blog.

7. Ching-In Chen poem in Baest: a journal of queer forms & affects

Houston area poet and professor Ching-In Chen has an awesome poem published in Baest: a journal of queer forms & affects.

8. Teaching Article by Lupe Mendez in the Poetry Foundation

Poet, educator, and organizer Lupe Mendez provides insight on how to introduce Latinx poetry into a curriculum.

9. Interview between Houston poets & writers Jasminne Mendez & Leslie Contreras Schwartz in American Microreviews and Interviews

Learn more about Jasminne Mendez's hit essay/poetry collection through her outstanding discussion with poet Leslie Contreras Schwartz. 

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