The queer Texan writer's verses speak to the idea that because there is violence and injustice there is also beauty, love, and living to be done.
The Palestinian-American author is the first Arab to receive the Poetry Foundation award.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the Old 97’s frontman discusses his new book of poetry for children, the creative benefits of sobriety, and the song he’s dying to have Willie Nelson sing.
The beloved burger chain will reward fans who celebrate them in verse.
”We have come to receive your Honey Butter Chicken sermon,” indeed.
The West Texan editor of Poetry magazine leaves his plum gig for divinity school.
Bands inspire Thax Douglas. And, sometimes, he inspires bands.
A. Van Jordan on writing a poem.
"I moved to Austin in 1974, and it was this kind of magical place. The whole alternative culture controlled the town."
Author Gregory Curtis talks about Paris, impressions, and the Venus de Milo.
Poetry in motion.
What kind of person would be best at figuring out how to spend $295,000? A poet, of course. That kind of money might be chump change to Charles Barkley, but to the prototypical starving artist, it’s a lot of stanzas. Or it will be for University of Houston English professor…
More than a year after his death, he’s still being remembered as the best Texas songwriter of his time. This month’s star-studded Austin City Limits tribute shows why.
Poetry about a 161-year-old battle is hardly what you’d expect from a high-minded political writer, but fifth-generation Texan Michael Lind has always been a maverick.
In an excerpt from Michael Lind’s epic poem The Alamo, a hero of the revolution falls in the fight for freedom.
Hot CDs Two years after their wildly successful debut, Elida y Avante bounce back from label troubles with Algo Entero (Tejas). For my money, Mercedes-born Elida Reyna is tejano’s next female superstar. Her husky, throbbing voice is mature well beyond her 24 years—she has the archetypal blend of innocence and…
He braved dangerous criminals, stalked wild wolves, waded into floodwaters, and chased a hurricane down the Texas coast into Mexico, but in a cruel turn of fate he was felled by a tiny insect. Photographer Doug Milner died November 13 after suffering an allergic reaction to a wasp sting at…
Two poets, well versed in the ways of Houston, reflect on the city’s effect on lives and letters.