Langdon Review WeekendSeptember 9–12, 2015Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational CenterGranbury, TexasTarleton State UniversityStephenville, Texas

Co-Editors: Marilyn Robitaille and Moumin QuaziEditorial Advisory BoardPhyllis AllenJudy AlterBetsy BerryAlice CushmanRobert L. FlynnTodd FrazierDon GrahamDominique IngeCharles IngeJames HoggardLynn HoggardJames Ward LeeNatrelle LongJill PattersonPunch ShawThea TempleCheryl VogelDonna Walker-NixonBetty Wiesepape2015 ContributorsRob BosquezChristopher CarmonaHal C. ClarkChip DameronPeggy Hooks Knoop DeLaVergneZenetta S. DrewScott GentlingStuart GentlingJames HarrisKatherine HoerthSkip HollandsworthPaul JuhaszMeron LangsnerSteven Alan McGawAtlee Marie PhillipsMatthew PittDiana SynatzskeCarmen TafollaWanda WadeTeresa LaBarbera WhitesSpecial thanks:The Inge FoundationCity of GranburyGranbury Wine WalkTarleton State UniversityDept. of Communication StudiesJanice HorakPresident Dominic DottavioDan MaloneJoel BackJames LehrJeri MartinAlyson ChapmanBobby YocumChelsea BarnardArbor House Bed & BreakfastHeavenhill Guesthouse2

General InformationREGISTRATION: The registration desk in the Gordon House at the Dora LeeLangdon Center will open Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughoutthe Langdon Review Weekend.VENUE: All events, with the exception of the film screening and the Picnic withthe Poet Laureate, take place at the Langdon Center. The Rock House and theConcert Hall are both within shouting distance of the Gordon House whereregistration is taking place.EXHIBITS: Writers have been invited to display their books at a table in theGordon House. Feel free to browse and ultimately purchase books.RECORDING OF SESSIONS: This year, we have partnered up with DanMalone and the students of the Tarleton Communication Studies Department torecord some sessions, for future broadcast.BREAK AREA: From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., help yourself to the snacksprovided, on the Gordon House back porch.RESTROOMS: Restrooms are located in the building behind the Concert Hall.SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND INTELLECTUAL PROGRAM:All the events from Thursday morning’s readings onward–the publicationreception, readings, guest speakers’ programs, Picnic with the Poet Laureate, andthe Saturday Morning Brunch–are all included in the registration fee, as is a copyof this year’s journal. Movie tickets may be purchased at ShowBiz Cinema 6. Signup and pay for extra picnic and brunch tickets (if additional ones are available)either online or at the registration desk.THE BOOK: We’re celebrating the twelfth edition of Langdon Review of the Artsin Texas, available for purchase at the Gordon House and online.IMPORTANT NOTE: Please respect the room capacity numbers posted at eachvenue.If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask Co-Directors Moumin Quazi andMarilyn Robitaille or Langdon Center Specialist Joel Back.3

DAY ONE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 20157 – 9 p.m.Special Opening Session: Featuring the editors and some contributorsof Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song (Concert Hall)Postcards from Texas: A Celebration of Her Texas.Moderated by Donna Walker-Nixon, Cassy Burleson, Rachel Crawford,and Anne McCradyFollowed by LANGDON LAUNCH PARTY & RECEPTION(Gordon House) Sponsored by Wings Press. Special thanks toBryce Milligan, Publisher, Editor and Book Designer of WingsPress since 1995.Introductory Remarks:Bryce Milligan is the author of a dozen books for adults and children. His latest book of poetry is Lost &Certain of It (London: Aark Arts, 2006). Recent poems have appeared in Southwest Review, Cutthroat,Clover, Texas Observer, Asheville Poetry Review and Anglican Theological Review. Bryce is thepublisher/editor/designer of Wings Press -- -- in San Antonio, now celebrating its40th anniversary. You can learn (and hear) more about Bryce at A. Rodenberger was the husband of Dr. Lou Rodenberger for 59 years until her death fromovarian cancer in 2009. He is Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University. Afterretirement from A&M he consulted for General Dynamics Fort Worth. Since 1988 he has written thecolumn “The Cowboy and The Computer” for Livestock Weekly. Currently retired, he is married to NancyJohnston and lives in Granbury, Texas.Words from the Editors: Donna Walker-Nixon, Rachel Crawford, and Cassy BurlesonPostcard 1:Donna Walker-Nixon’s five primary professional achievements have been 1) founding Windhover: AJournal of Christian Literature in 1997; 2) co-editing the New Texas series with her friend and mentorJames Ward Lee; 3) co-founding Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas; 4) publishing her novel Canaan'sOothoon; and 5) the editing of Her Texas, which has jettisoned her faith that the voices of women writersand artists truly mean something to both men and women.Sarah Cortez is a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters and has won the PEN Texas Literary Awardin Poetry. Her Cold Blue Steel was a finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas awards. She edited Our LostBorder: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence, winning a Southwest Book Award and an InternationalLatino Book Award. Her latest anthology is Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance. Sarah was afinalist for Texas Poet Laureate and Houston Poet Laureate.Susie Kelly Flatau is an author and abstract artist whose paintings are installed all over the United States.Her published books include CounterCulture Texas, From My Mother’s Hands, Red Boots & Attitude,Quotable Texas Women, and Reaching Out to Today’s Kids. After leaving Texas in 2008 for a seven-yearstint in Western New York, Susie has happily returned to her Lone Star roots. She currently lives inGeorgetown, Texas, with her husband Jack4

Postcard 2:Rachel Crawford has worked as a waitress, guitar teacher, childbirth educator, bail bondswoman, highschool and college English teacher, editor, and writer. Her poetry appears in publications, such asMudlark, RiverSedge (forthcoming), and Red River Review. She is a contributing co-editor of Her Texas:Story, Image, Poem & Song, and she is currently at work as a co-editor of an anthology called A SharedTruth. She lives in central Texas with her husband and daughter.Loretta Diane Walker is a multiple Pushcart nominee. She has published two collections of poetry; hermanuscript In This House is forthcoming in 2015. Loretta was recently named “Statesman in the Arts” bythe Heritage Council of Odessa. Her manuscript Word Ghetto won the 2011 Bluelight Press Book Award.She teaches music in Odessa, Texas. Loretta received a B.M.E. from Texas Tech University and earnedan M.A. from the University of Texas—Permian Basin.Sobia Khan is English and Creative Writing faculty at Richland College, Dallas. She earned her PhD in2014 from University of Texas-Dallas. She has published translations of Urdu poetry and short stories inliterary journals. She was a VONA/Voices fellow in Junot Diaz’s fiction workshop in Summer 2015. Atthe moment, she is completing her first novel, which focuses on two women from two generations andcountries on very different journeys of self-discovery.Postcard 3:Rachel Crawford will moderate this postcard.Jan Seale, 2012 Texas Poet Laureate, resides on the Texas-Mexico border. Her latest book of nonfictionis Nature Nurture Neither: A Family’s Journey in Creativity (Angelina River Press). Jan’s ninth book ofpoetry is The Parkinson Poems (Lamar UP). Her South Texas recipes are featured in a new cookbook,Cooking with the Texas Poets Laureate (Texas Review Press). She remains curious about plants, animals,the writing process, and mortality.Sherry Craven retired from teaching college English and lives in Jasper, Texas. She has published inperiodicals, such as descant, Langdon Review, RiverSedge, Quotable Texas Women, and Writing on theWind. She won the Conference of College Teachers of English 2005 poetry award. Her poetry collection,Standing by the Window, was published by Virtual Artists Collection. She has poems coming out inSouthern Anthology: Texas, VIII and Stone Renga.Postcard 4:Cassy Burleson is from Groesbeck. During 50 years, she’s published in Whetstone, Stone Drum, GreenFuse, Beall House of Poetry, Langdon Review, American Studies Journal, and co-edited Her Texas. She’sbeen as a reporter, magazine writer, editor, photographer, designer, PR practitioner, fundraiser,consortium director, curriculum editor, securities fraud investigator, and taught at the high school,community college and university levels. She is a senior lecturer of Journalism, PR & New Media atBaylor University.Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, will be reading selections from her tenth book out this yeartitled Constant State of Leaping. It was first runner up for the National Eric Hoffer Book Award in Poetryand a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, and won the North Texas Book Festival Award for Poetry.Charlotte Renk has published in journals, such as Kalliope, Concho River Review, Sow’s Ear, SouthwestReview, and Langdon Review, plus in anthologies such as Southern Poetry Review. She has publishedthree books of poetry, These Holy Hungers: Secret Yearnings from an Empty Cup (Eakin Press5

Manuscript Award), Solidago, An Altar to Weeds (Poetry in the Arts), and The Tenderest Petal Hears (cowinner, 2014 Blue Horse Press Award, sponsored by San Pedro River Review).Conclusion:Anne McCrady's award-winning poems have been set to music as art song and used in weddingceremonies, memorial services and worship settings. Through her company, InSpiritry, Anne presentsliterary and inspirational programs, edits and publishes a yearly peace poetry collection and directs anannual regional student poetry contest. Her newest endeavor is Poet with a Press Pass, a weekly blog oforiginal poems in response to global news. Her website is Zaner, retired free-lance artist, began publishing with the 1955 gifted high school writer’s journal,and poetry in the University of Houston’s Harvest, in 1958. Visual arts was her career, however, untilretirement, when she began writing again. Some recent publications include 11 poems and photographs inLangdon Review, 2008-2009, New Texas, EXplore, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song (ink drawingsand poems). She has a poem forthcoming in Southern Anthology of Poetry.Susan White Norman is a fiction writer and instructor at Southern Methodist University. Her storieshave appeared in several journals online and in print. Her most recent work is forthcoming in The LiteraryReview, Winter 2015.Other Contributors in Attendance:Jeanne Bennett launched Calliope Press in 1969 and has since published more than 25 books. She servedas editor of Granbury Showcase Magazine, and is Vice-President of the Fort Worth Writers. As abookbinder/artist, her works have been exhibited throughout the United States. Her latest book, HiddenTreasures: the History and Technique of Fore-edge Painting, was published in 2012. Jeanne loves to readand is presently doing research for an upcoming non-fiction book.Helen Kwiatkowski received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Upsala College and an M.F.A. in Painting andMixed Media from East Texas State University. She teaches art at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.Her primary medium is painting. She has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally, includingsolo exhibitions at Central Texas College, and The Art Center of the Ozarks. Helen’s work was includedin the Texas Biennial: An Independent Survey of Contemporary Texas Art.Marilyn Robitaille co-founded Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas and writes a weekly movie reviewfor the Stephenville Empire Tribune. She co-edited the inaugural volume of Writing Texas.About Wings Press: Currently celebrating its 40th year, Wings Press evolved during the small press movementof the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was founded by Joanie Whitebird and Joe Lomax, who published their firstbook in 1975. Authors published from 1975 to 1993 included such notables as Judson Crews, Vassar Miller, NaomiShihab Nye, Robert Phillips, and singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt. During those years, Wings Press publishedapproximately 50 works by 42 authors, almost all hand-sewn chapbooks. Bryce Milligan purchased the press in1994, becoming its publisher/editor/designer. The press has published over 225 books since that time, ranging fromhandmade chapbooks to 600-page hardbacks. Over half its titles are poetry. Current Wings Press authors (147active) hail from 26 states and 14 foreign countries. Not including some 300 authors included only in anthologies,57% are Latina/o, Black, Asian, and Native American, 43% are Anglo; 54% are women, 46% are men. They includethe poets laureate of the United States, Delaware, Louisiana, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, as well as SanAntonio and Tucson. In 2004, Wings Press published the definitive edition of John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me,which remains the best-selling title for the press. Wings Press went on to publish Griffin’s entire canon. Except forchapbooks and some children’s titles, Wings Press has published the complete works of several authors, includingCecile Pineda, Carmen Tafolla, and Pamela Uschuk. Wings Press has published six anthologies, the latest of whichis Her Texas.6

DAY TWO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015MORNING SESSIONS8:30 a.m. – RegistrationGordon House, Langdon Center, Granbury, TexasThursday, September 10Morning Session I9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.2 concurrent sessions1.Poetry (Concert Hall)a. Carolyn Luke Reding, “Brazos River Lure and Undertow.” In 2009, Carolyn wasnominated for Texas Poet Laureate and honored as a top-ten finalist. Her poetry leadershipincludes participation in the Austin International Poetry Festival as a board member, assistanteditor of di-verse-city and co-chair of the festival. She served as president of the AustinPoetry Society, and was the Dallas Poets Community July feature poet and continues to shareher teaching style of spontaneous drawing and poetic reflection.b. James Hoggard is the author of numerous books, including collections of poems, stories,personal essays, literary translations and novels. Seven of his plays have also been produced,two of them in New York. He recently retired from Midwestern State University after a longcareer there as The Perkins-Prothro Distinguished Professor of English.c. Jerry Craven, director of Lamar University Literary Press and Ink Brush Press, haspublished 25 books including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He has taught for fiveuniversities in three countries and has lived for extended periods of time in South America,Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He will read “Waiting for Cardinal Dawn” andother poems. His website is Lynn Hoggard, translator and poet, has published five books and hundreds of articles,poems, and reviews. Her translation of Nelida by Marie d’Agoult won the 2003 SoeuretteDiehl Fraser Award for Best Translation given by the Texas Institute of Letters. Her mostrecent book is Motherland, Stories and Poems from Louisiana (Lamar UP, May 2014). Herpresentation is, “Places Known and Unknown.” You may learn more about Lynn and Mixed Genre (Rock House)a. Jules Gates is an Associate Professor of English at Angelo State University where she hascoordinated the English Education program for the past 14 years, and was the Chair of theASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton. She is published in several Texasperiodicals, including Blue Bonnet Review, Carcinogenic Poetry, and Concho River Review.She will present her creative nonfiction poem “From His Coy Mistress” at the upcoming7

SCMLA Conference.b. Fil Peach is an engineer in the semiconductor industry, now living in the Benbrook areaof Fort Worth, Texas. He is the current Chancellor and immediate past president of theNew Mexico State Poetry Society, and has been a frequent reader at and a 2013-2014contributor to the Langdon Review. His presentation is called, “Transformations.”c. Dick Zaner, retired Stahlman Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt, will present a narrative,“Take that machine and shove it!” the story of a man born with spina bifida whose lifebecomes a hopeless mess and decides to chuck it all and die. Dick is the author of twelveoriginal books, two of them collections of clinical narratives, and a novel(unpublished). An issue of a professional journal, and a Festschrift are devoted to hiswritings.d. Sandi Horton is passionate for the performing arts. She performs her poetry at theAustin International Poetry Festival, the Baylor University House of Poetry, as a featurepoet at the Waco Word Gallery and many other conferences/venues. Sandi is published innumerous journals and anthologies. She and her husband perform instrumental music asThe Horton Duo. Their five CDs are Celtic, jazz love songs, Christmas Classics, NativeAmerican Music, and World Music.Thursday, September 10Morning Session II10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.2 concurrent sessions1. Mixed Genre (Concert Hall)a. June Zaner, retired free-lance artist, began publishing with the 1955 gifted high schoolwriter’s journal, and poetry in the University of Houston’s Harvest, in 1958. Visual artswas her career, however, until retirement, when she began writing again. Some recentpublications include 11 poems and photographs in Langdon Review, 2008-2009, NewTexas, EXplore, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song (ink drawings and poems). Shehas a poem forthcoming in Southern Anthology of Poetry.b. Cassy Burleson is from Groesbeck. During 50 years, she’s published in Whetstone,Stone Drum, Green Fuse, Beall House of Poetry, Langdon Review, American StudiesJournal, and co-edited Her Texas. She’s been as a reporter, magazine writer, editor,photographer, designer, PR practitioner, fundraiser, consortium director, curriculumeditor, securities fraud investigator, and taught at the high school, community college anduniversity levels. She is a senior lecturer of Journalism, PR & New Media at BaylorUniversity.c. Rachel Crawford has worked as a waitress, guitar teacher, childbirth educator, bailbondswoman, high school and college English teacher, editor, and writer. Her poetryappears in publications, such as Mudlark, RiverSedge (forthcoming), and Red RiverReview. She is a contributing co-editor of Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song, andshe is currently at work as a co-editor of an anthology called A Shared Truth. She lives incentral Texas with her husband and daughter.8

d. Anne McCrady's award-winning poems have been set to music as art song and used inwedding ceremonies, memorial services and worship settings. Through her company,InSpiritry, Anne presents literary and inspirational programs, edits and publishes a yearlypeace poetry collection and directs an annual regional student poetry contest. Her newestendeavor is Poet with a Press Pass, a weekly blog of original poems in response to globalnews. Her website is Mixed Genre (Rock House)a. Thomas “Tom” Murphy grew up in California. Tom first published in 1986 and was thewinner of the Charles Gordone award in both fiction and poetry in 2000 and 2001. Tomhas had work published in several periodicals, including Red River Review and Voices dela Luna. His chapbook Horizon to Horizon was published in 2015. He lives with his wifeand daughters, and teaches at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi. His presentationis, “Horizon to Horizon.”b. Chip Dameron is the author of a travel book and seven collections of poetry, includingWaiting for an Etcher (Lamar UP, 2015) and Drinking from the River: New and SelectedPoems, 1975-2015 (Wings Press, 2015). His poems and essays on contemporary writershave appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. A two-timenominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters,he lives and writes in Brownsville, Texas.c. Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, will be reading selections from his poetrycollection, As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems, recently released. Hepromises that this is his most definitive poetry collection to date, containing selectionsfrom all nine of his poetry books, in addition to forty new poems not yet published inbook form.d. Jeffrey DeLotto is Professor of English at Texas Wesleyan University. His work hasappeared in numerous publications, including a chapbook entitled Voices at the Door,Days of a Chameleon: Collected Poems, and Voices Writ in Sand: Dramatic Monologuesand Other Poems, from Lamar UP. His presentation comes from his first novel, a Caddostory ca. 1824, which is scheduled for completion by early 2016, after which he will turnhis attention to the mutinous crew of the family sailboat.Thursday, September 1011:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch on your own9

Thursday, September 10Afternoon Session I1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.2 concurrent sessions1. Poetry (Concert Hall)a. Dorothy Alexander is a poet, storyteller and editor/publisher of a small independentpress. Author of four poetry collections, and a memoir in prose and poetry, Dorothy isa founding member of the Woody Guthrie Poetry Readings in Okemah, Oklahoma.Inspired by the agrarian literary tradition and the populist political movements in therural United States, she embraces primarily the narrative form, what she calls“narcissistic” narrative, and “selfie” poetry. Her presentation is called, “StumblingAround in the Dark.”b. Julie Chappell is Professor of English at Tarleton State, an editor, translator, andcreative writer. She has five academic books with another in progress. Her poetrycollection, Faultlines, was released by Village Books Press in 2013. She is an editorfor Lamar University Press and Ink Brush Press. Her creative writing has appeared inRevival: Spoken Word from Lollapalooza 94; Agave: A Celebration of Tequila;Writing Texas, and Red River Review. Her presentation is, “Tears of a One-eyedWoman.”c. Jane Holwerda is Professor of English and Division Chair of Humanities at DodgeCity Community College in Kansas. Her work has been published in such periodicalsas Hurricane Review, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, and Sou’wester, as well as inanthologies such as Guilty Pleasures and Elegant Rage. Holwerda earned her Mastersin English and her doctorate in American Studies from Saint Louis University whereshe also edited for Boulevard. Her presentation is called, “Handyman.”d. Hank Jones is an Assistant Professor at Tarleton State where he has taught Englishcomposition and literature for the past fourteen years along with a stint as AssistantDirector of International Programs. He has read his poetry at a number of venuesincluding Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, and Southwest Popular and AmericanCulture Association. His work has been published in Cybersoleil: A Literary Journal.His presentation is, “If You Put the Words Together Just Right.”2. Mixed Genre (Rock House)a. Charlotte Renk has published three books of poetry, including These Holy Hungers:Secret Yearnings from an Empty Cup, which won the Eakin Press Manuscript Award.She has won numerous awards, including Southwest’s Story Teller Award, Teacherof the Year, and Innovator of the Year Award. Currently, she lectures and conductswriting workshops, lectures, and continues to love living in her small cabin nestled inEast Texas woods where she walks and writes.10

b. Loueva Smith is the 2015 winner of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize given by theTexas Review Press. Her poetry has been anthologized in Goodbye, Mexico,TimeSlice, and The Weight of Addition. Her plays, The Wounded Woman FashionShow, Bruna Bunny and Baby Girl and Tenderina have been performed at theFrenetic Theater in Houston, Texas.c. Dan Williams is the Director of TCU Press and the Honors Professor of Humanitiesin the TCU Honors College. He has published five books, around fifty articles andessays, and a handful of poems. Among his most recent publications was The Lordsof Leftovers, a novel published by Ink Brush Press in 2013. He is reading from TheLords of Absence, a forthcoming novel.d. Germaine Welch lives in Houston, Texas. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology fromRice University where she studied the use of metaphor in the development of a smallgroup culture. Her poem “Texas Oil Man Missing” was published in The Lineup:Poems on Crime. “1946: The War is Over” appears in Goodbye, Mexico: Poems ofRemembrance.Thursday, September 10Afternoon Session II2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.2 concurrent sessions1. Poetry (Concert Hall)a. Katherine Hoerth is the author of two poetry books, Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots(Lamar UP, 2014) and The Garden Uprooted (Slough Press, 2012). The Texas Instituteof Letters awarded her the Helen C. Smith Award for the best book of poetry in 2015.She teaches English at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and serves as poetryeditor of Amarillo Bay. Katherine’s presentation is from her collection of revisionistmyths in blank verse about Pecos Bill's infamous girlfriend, Slue Foot Sue.b. Carol Coffee Reposa’s poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming inThe Atlanta Review, The Texas Observer, and other journals and anthologies. She hasreceived three Pushcart Prize nominations, along with three Fulbright-Hays Fellowshipsfor study in Russia, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico and twice has made the short list forTexas Poet Laureate. A professor emeritus of English at San Antonio College, she nowserves as poetry editor of Voices de la Luna.c. Michelle Hartman’s work appears in Slipstream, Plainsongs, Carve, Crannog, PoetryQuarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, Raleigh Review, San Pedro River Review, ConchoRiver Review, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, and RiverSedge. Her poetry books,Disenchanted and Disgruntled and Irony and Irreverence, from Lamar University Press,are available from Amazon. She is the editor of, Red River Review and holds a BS inPolitical Science from Texas Wesleyan University.11

2. Open (Rock House)a. Joe R. Christopher, Professor emeritus of English at Tarleton State University,member of the Brite Divinity School Board of Visitors (three-year term), and authorof Ars Poetica (Mellen Poetry Press, 2012) and other books, will read “Inside theSlan Shack” (a narrative poem, the first of an intended series). “Slan shack” is oldscience-fiction slang for a fan club house; here it is used for a meeting place ofgraphic-novel and comic-book fans.b. Laurence Musgrove teaches at Angelo State University. His poetry has appeared indescant, New Texas, and Elephant Journal. He blogs at theillustratedprofessor.comand cartoons at He and Terry Dalrymple are currently acceptingsubmissions to a new project, Texas Weather, an anthology of fiction, non-fiction,and poetry also to be published by Lamar UP. He is going to read selections from hislatest collection of poetry, Local Bird, just published by Lamar UP.c. David Bowles has lived most of his life in the Río Grande Valley. Recipient ofawards from the Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has writtenseveral books, most recently Border Lore. Additionally, his work has been publishedin venues such as Rattle, Axolotl, Red River Review, and Huizache. In hispresentation, David mines Mexican myths and south Texas legends, reading from histwo latest books The Smoking Mirror and Border Lore.Thursday, September 10Concurrent Afternoon Session III4 p.m. – 5 p.m.2 concurrent sessions1. Poetry (Rock House)a. Alan Birkelbach's presentation comes from his tenth book of poetry, MeridienneVerte. In keeping with the spirit of his earlier work Rogue Waves Alan explores theexistential nature of life, questioning continuously if this is indeed the best of all possibleworlds. Using geographical and historical references in a narrative tone, Alan exploresthe mundane to the miraculous. Alan was 2005 Texas Poet Laureate.b. Ann Howells, Aerial Navigation. Ann’s poetry appears in Borderlands, Concho RiverReview, and Spillway among others. She serves on Dallas Poets Community's board (501c-3) and edits Illya’s Honey, recently going digital ( andalternating issues with a new co-editor. Ann’s chapbooks are, Black Crow inFlight (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2007) and the Rosebud Diaries (Willet Press, 2012).She has been read on NPR, interviewed on Writers around Annapolis television, andnominated for four Pushcarts.c. Bryce Milligan is the author of a dozen books for adults and children. His latest book ofpoetry is Lost & Certain of It (London: Aark Arts, 2006). Recent poems have appeared inSouthwest Review, Cutthroat, Clover, Texas Observer, Asheville Poetry Review andAnglican Theological Review. Bryce is the publisher/editor/designer of Wings Press.12

2. Poetry (Concert Hall)a. Brady Peterson lives near Belton, Texas, where for much of the past twenty-nine yearshe worked building homes and teaching rhetoric. His poems have appeared in New Texas,Windhover, Journal of Military Experience, Texas Poetry Calendar, Blue Hole, TheGood Men Project and San Antonio Express-News. He has published a chapbook, Gluedto the Earth, and a full length volume of poetry, Between Stations. He will be readingpoems from his latest book—Dust.b. Alan Berecka is a reference librarian at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. His poetryhas appeared in American Literary Review and The Texas Review, and anthologies suchas St. Peter’s B-List (Ava Maria Press). His latest collection of poetry is, With OurBaggage, by Lamar UP, 2013. His second book, Remembering the Body, won anhonorable mention for poetry from the Eric Hoffer Award. His presentation is called, “OfSuffering and Idiots.”c. Travis Blair’s presentation comes from his third poetry book, Hazy Red and DieselGrey. These poems paint pictures of friends, family, and his own adventures throughouturban Texas. His other two books are Train to Chihuahua and Little Sandwiches. Blair isformer P

Carmen Tafolla . Wanda Wade . Teresa LaBarbera Whites . S. pecial thanks: The Inge Foundation . City of Granbury . Granbury Wine Walk . . Some recent publications include 11 poems and photographs in . Langdon Review, 2008-2009, New Texas, EXplore, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song (ink drawings and