Archive for: poetry

 

Borges in Texas

The forgotten story of a literary giant who walked the Forty Acres. A man walks into an enormous auditorium—seats filled, people crowding at the back. Blind,...

 
 

A Different Kind of Adult Bookstore

A quirky bookstore is bringing new life to Austin’s poetry scene. Not long after Malvern Books opened a year ago, an elderly gentleman stuck his head in the door,...

 
 

The Way Back: A Poet’s Love of Texas

Borges with UT professor Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth outside Batts Hall. In 1961, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges was aging and mostly blind, but his international...

 
 

Longhorn Poets Win Big

In creative writing circles, UT’s Michener Center for Writers has long been known as one of the nation’s most elite training grounds. Recently, though,...

 
 

Cowboy Poet Joel Nelson Charms the Blanton

As cowboy poet Joel Nelson began to read in that deep gravelly voice of his, I jotted down a few notes: “Looks like a slim Wilford Brimley.” At the time,...

 
 

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Voices of Free Minds: “Christmas 2010” by Lorena Elias

I grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I’ve lived half my life in Mexico and half of it here. This poem was my way to describe being in two worlds at the...

 
 

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Voices of Free Minds: “Rush Hour” by Grace Adams

I said I would never go back to college. It was too hard, too expensive, and I hated it. But this time is totally different. I’m studying English at Austin...

 
 
 
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