Thank you to Tony Burnett at Kallisto Gaia Press and his editorial staff for The Ocotillo Review. The editors selected my poem, "Lace Pentagrams" -- a poem which has become my own contribution to the "Southern Gothic" literary tradition -- to include in this impressive regional anthology. I am very proud to be reading with other esteemed Southern writers (of fiction and poetry) at tomorrow evening's Houston book launch, hosted by Visionary Heights Art Gallery, 1331 Nicholson St, Houston, TX, 77008 at 6:30pm. I will also be especially honored to have visiting actress and director, Rachel Jones, of Axial Theatre, and playwright, Stephen Baluzy ("The Great Thing About Me") attending, as well as Southern writer and memoirist, Nancy Geyer (instructor of that incredibly popular memoir writing course at Rice University).
Thank you to Brazos Bookstore for hosting a stellar reading for Red Sky yesterday! I am so grateful to my co-editor and fellow poet, Stacv Nigliazzo, as well as other luminary poets who read their work with us from the anthology: Jane Chance, Carolyn Dahl, Melissa Studdard, Aleenah Spencer, Chris Wise. PLUS, I am deeply grateful for Fran Sanders at Public Poetry for championing this event. We were thrilled beyond measure to read our poetry to a full house yesterday! Thank you to everyone who came out, supported our cause, and bought books! Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women is now available at Brazos Bookstore in Houston.
Berlin based literary journal, The Wild World, has published my poems, "Narcissus" and "Gardenias," in What the Heart Sees (The Wild Word, Issue # 25). Thank you to the poetry editors for selecting two of my "white flower poems," and special thanks to lead editor, Kusi Okamura, for her stewardship over this beautiful journal. As an added note, I am especially grateful to have had these two poems published in Berlin, the city which my father called home. https://thewildword.com/poetry-gabrielle-langley/
INTERVIEW by Cindy Huyser:
Thank you to Cindy Huyser for interviewing the editors of Red Sky: poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women. Looking forward to our reading at Book Woman in Austin, TX this Thursday evening!
SHAMELESS BRAG! MASSIVE PRIDE!!!
I am deeply honored to have been named The Featured Poet for Houston Poetry Fest 2017. Warmest thanks to their amazing coordinators, and especially to their esteemed jury of poets and scholars who selected my poetry portfolio in a completely blind reading of over one-hundred poets who submitted. This has truly been one of the greatest honors of my life!
Hosted by University of Houston-Downtown, the site was lovely and the acoustics were amazing! Seen below with stellar guest poet, Octavio Quintanilla. He is the author of If I Go Missing, available on Amazon. This is a collection of poetry that brings a deeply personal perspective to issues of immigration, exploring its long term effects on children and families. His is an urgent and heart-felt voice that everyone needs to be listening to! Octavio Quintanilla can be followed on Twitter @OctQuintanilla and Instagram @writeroctavioquintanilla
Thank you to the editors at Weasel Press for including me in the premiere issue of their on-line journal of poetry and visual art, Ordinary Madness. My poem, "Lambs and Goats," has found a wonderful home in this beautifully curated anthology.
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Front Cover by Fabrice B. Poussin, 2017 (Isn't this is an exquisite cover?!!!)
POETRY AT ROUND TOP has been accurately described as "the best kept secret on the American poetry scene. " What an an honor and a privilege it has been to spend the last three days in retreat with such luminous poets. Thank you to the Round Top Festival Institute for publishing my poem, "Paris." I am deeply touched to see my work in concert with such exceptional poets. And special thanks to Natalie Diaz, Cornelius Eady, and Octavio Quintanilla, whose poems and insights are candles on a dark night. - GL
Thank you to poetry maestro, Mike Alexander (www.abusedmuse.com), and FIX Coffeehouse for hosting a wonderfully successful reading this past Tuesday. Being featured along with the immensely talented John Milkereit was both an honor and a delight. We enjoyed reading to a full house on a cool January evening. Poetry coupled with the very best coffee in Houston = HAPPINESS!!!!!!!