Poetry

City Girl

Apr 1, 2004 By Michael Hall

"I moved to Austin in 1974, and it was this kind of magical place. The whole alternative culture controlled the town."

Day of the Ed

Jul 31, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

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…

The Great, Late Townes Van Zandt

Mar 1, 1998 By Michael Hall

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.

Lindependence

Mar 1, 1997 By Keith Kachtick

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.

The Death of Travis

Mar 1, 1997 By michaellind

In an excerpt from Michael Lind’s epic poem The Alamo, a hero of the revolution falls in the fight for freedom.

CD and Book Reviews

Nov 1, 1996 By Evan Smith

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…

Good-bye to a Friend

Jan 1, 1996 By djstout

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…