Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Poetry Reading

From Josie Mixon:

Good Day My fellow poets,

How wonderful it is that we have this opportunity as poets to unite as one and listen to stories, dreams and inspiration as our muses feast at our personal poetry festival. Our gratitude is extended to Barnes & Noble, Ingram Festival for providing us with this wonderful opportunity not to mention time, space, chairs and all they do for us.

Please join us early at 6:00pm for a wonderful poetry workshop followed by open mic at 7:00pm. Our featured guest will present at 8:00pm. Please view picture and read bio below.

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).

His new collection “No Faith At All” is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press in 2012.

He currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with wife Sara, and their two cockatiels Yoda and Princess.

We will see you on Wednesday!
Josie Mixon
Jim Brandenburg