Poetry & Prose

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Poetry & Prose is a reading series featuring UH faculty, students, alumni and other well-known writers, that happens right here on campus.

All readings take place in the Honors College Commons at 5:30pm, located on the second level of MD Anderson Library. Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

The series is presented by the University of Houston Libraries, in cooperation with the University of Houston Creative Writing Program

For more information, please contact:

Emily Deal
English Librarian
endeal@uh.edu

Next reading and reader bios

The next reading is April 25th for the Glass Mountain #20 launch party.

Jeremy Amorin is a writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur from Houston, TX, who aspires to be a renowned name in original fiction throughout the world. He is a first-generation American—both of his parents are from Accra, Ghana—and his dream career is unencumbered storytelling through every available medium, from literature to film to music and more.

Erin Andrea is full of nightmares and fears. She beats them up in Krav Maga and runs from them on horseback through the desert. She also feels compelled to share them in her writing. She’s an undergraduate student with the University of Houston, and Glass Mountain is her published writing debut.

Lida Hedayatpour is a sophomore attending UH’s Honors College. While she is seeking a career in law or academia, one of Lida’s hobbies is to write poetry. She most commonly writes about love, mental strife, and her relationship being both an Iranian and an American citizen. She has been published in Z Publishing’s Best Emerging Poet Series, has taken a poetry writing course at UH, and performed spoken word at Girls Rock, an event which showcases the talents of women at the University of Houston.

D.M. Rice is a nonbinary writer from Dallas, TX with interests including psychoanalysis, ancient religions, and a nice cup of tea.

2017-18 readings

All readings take place in the Honors College Commons at 5:30pm, located on the second level of MD Anderson Library. Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

September 20 – New CWP Graduate Students
October 11 – Roberto Tejada & Mat Johnson
November 15 – Ecopoetics on the Gulf
February 21 – Henk Rossouw & Novuyo Tshuma
April 11 – Henk Rossouw & Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
April 17 – Peter Kimani & Wanjiku wa Ngugi
April 25 – Glass Mountain

Archive andvideos

An archive of past readings is available on this archive blog.

Video recordings of past readings are available on YouTube.