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