Houston Poet Laureate launches first poetry book

Arts & Entertainment, General, H-town

Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda will be launching her newest book, and her first book of poetry, later this month:

Houston Public Library
Julia Ideson Building
, Auditorium
550 McKinney, 77002
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6 PM
FREE and open to the public, Refreshments will be served,

The Houston Public Library and Arte Público Press are hosting this free event. Zepeda will discuss Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners . and sign copies of the book. In this collection, Zepeda captures the aching loneliness and and vulnerability of contemporary urban life.

If you’ve never attended a reading with Zepeda, you need to check this out. She’s talented, quirky and engaging, and she manages to make poetry into something fresh and unexpected.

Zepeda is Houston’s first Poet Laureate, the author of a short-story collection, To the Last Man I Slept With and All the Jerks Just Like Him (Arte Público Press, 2004), and three novels: Houston, We Have a Problema (Grand Central Publishing, 2009), Lone Star Legend (Grand Central Publishing, 2010), and Better with You Here (Grand Central Publishing, 2012). She is a native of Houston, Texas.

More info on Hispanic Heritage Month at the Houston Public Library.

— Posted by Sandra Fernandez

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