Thursday, January 06, 2011

Awaken the Sleeping Poet

From Awaken the Sleeping Poet at the Twig:

Marian Aitches and Assef Al-Jundi are our
featured readers for January. Come prepared for
some exceptional poetry by these two remarkable
poets, Tuesday night, January 11, at 7:00 p.m.,
at the Twig Book Shop.

A native of San Antonio, Marian Aitches is an award-winning professor whose courses at UTSA focus on American Indian studies, race, gender and nationalism. Fishing for Light, her first collection of poetry, won the 2009 Wings Press Joanie Whitebird Chapbook competition. Pecan Grove Press recently published Ours Is a Flower, her first full-length collection. She is working on a memoir about growing up in Victoria Courts,an early government housing project in San Antonio.

Assef (Lahab) Al-Jundi:
Was born, and grew up, in Damascus, Syria. Attended The University of Texas in Austin, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Not long after graduation, he discovered his passion for writing. He published his first collection, “A Long Way”, in 1985. His poetry has appeared in numerous literary publications, and many Anthologies including: “In These Latitudes, Ten Contemporary Poets”, edited by Robert Bonazzi, “Inclined to Speak, An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry”, edited by Hayan Charara, and “Between Heaven and Texas”, edited by Naomi Shihab Nye. His poems were selected in 2009 and 2010, by The Poetry Society of America, for display on Dallas’ DART trains (Poetry In Motion Program), and on San Antonio’s VIA Transit system buses (Poetry On The move program). He currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, with wife Sara, and their two cockatiels Yoda and Princess.

Our featured readers will begin at 7:00 p.m. Open mic begins at 8:00,
so bring a poem to share, because Open Mic is where anybody in the
audience can share their poetry. Then, after open mic, our featured
readers will close with an encore poem, each.

The Twig Book Shop is the premiere poetry place in San Antonio.
Located at 200 E. Grayson, Ste. 124, San Antonio, TX in the
revitalized historic Pearl Brewery.

Bring yourself; bring a friend; bring a poem!
See you Tuesday!

Floyd L. Lamrouex
(210) 656-3131