Houston-area schoolteachers Augustine Laredo and Lupe Mendez smuggling “banned” books.
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Poison Pen has become a fixture in Houston’s vibrant literary community, winning awards and drawing a respectable crowd at each monthly reading.
The week-long poetry marathon kicks off Sunday, August 10th and runs through Saturday, August 16th.
Houston is well-known for experimental music/noise and risk-taking performance art, but the literary landscape is rather safe, tepid, and bland. Poet / translator / interpreter / educator / collaborator / organizer / interdisciplinary artist John Pluecker is trying to change that.
This is the third Free Press Houston Librotraficante embedded road report. For background, check out my previous articles: Books Are A Gateway Drug, Remember the Alamo, and Revenge of the Nerds. This picks up where the last post left off. Forget your iPads and your Kindles, books are making a comeback! Have you seen this … Continued