Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poetry Reading

From Josie Mixon,

Good Day My Fellow Poets,

We got rain!!!!! Finally... Well hopefully there will be more to come. In the mean time poetry will rain on us at Barnes and Noble, Ingram Festival, on Wednesday, May 18th. We begin with a wonderful Poetry Workshop with Jim Brandenburg at 6:00pm followed by open mic at 7:00pm. I may not be present for this event because I am attempting to attend a Writing Workshop in New Mexico.

Our special guest Glenn Hughes will present at 8:00pm.
Please read bio below.

Glenn “Chip” Hughes is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Sleeping at the Open Window (2005) and Erato (2010), both published by Pecan Grove Press ( San Antonio ). Since 1977 his poems have appeared in national literary journals such as Poetry Northwest, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Atlanta Review, Poets West, and numerous other publications. He has been a featured poetry reader at various art and poetry festivals, and at museum, bookstore, and university readings, in Texas , Washington State , New Mexico , and elsewhere.

He enjoyed a thirty-year friendship with the “unoffical Poet Laureate of the Pacific Northwest,” Robert Sund, who before his death in 2001 asked him to serve, together with poet Tim McNulty, as a literary editor of his estate. With McNulty, he co-edited Sund’s collected poems and translations, Poems from Ish River Country, published by Shoemaker & Hoard in 2003. Subsequently he edited Taos Mountain: Poems and Paintings, by Robert Sund (Poet’s House Press: 2007). He is currently working with McNulty on a new chapbook of Sund’s poetry, drawn from private journals, scheduled to be published in 2011.

He is also the author or editor of five books of philosophy, including the forthcoming A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art (University of Missouri Press, May 2011). In 2008 he received a Fulbright Scholar Research Grant to study at the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO).

Glenn Hughes grew up in Seattle , and living subsquently in Switzerland , Wales , the Skagit Valley of Washington State, Boston, and San Antonio, where he presently teaches at St. Mary’s University. He holds a degree in English Literature and advanced degrees in History and Philosophy. Before becoming a professor he made his living variously as a printing pressman, a taxi driver, a musician, a housepainter, a wooden-boat refinisher, a documentary film sound recordist, an assistant librarian, a hospital environmental services coordinator, and a shampoo delivery truck driver.

It will be a fabulous evening of poetry. Come join us and read your heart out!

Con Carino,

Josie Mixon
Jim Brandenburg