Tish Turl is a writer, artist, and founding member of the Locust Arts and Letters Collective. They are the author of the serialized novella, Sound, appearing in Locust Review, as well as an ongoing poetry series, The Toilet Key Anthology and the franken-prose-poetry project, Stink Ape Resurrection Primer. Tish is
Mike Linaweaver is a Marxist, worker, occasional writer, poet, woodworker and artist originally from the Smoky Hill River Valley region of central Kansas who resides in the southern wastelands of Coastal Texas. He is a member of the Locust Arts and Letters Collective and is a participant in the Locust
People’s Literary Festival warmly invites you to submit proposals for events to participate in our 9th annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, taking place on February 23-24, 2024. Our mission at the People’s Literary Festival (formerly known as People’s Poetry Festival) is to celebrate and support writers–both new and established–by bridging literary
Peoples Poetry Fest is excited about this year’s Visual Poetry Panel. Ricardo Ruiz, Corey Johnson, Jacob Benavides, and Xanthe Lee Vinson each bring their own unique style to visual poetry and explore the nontraditional expansion of poetic work. Make plans to attend this panel in person on Saturday, February 25th,
A new panel has been added to the Peoples Poetry Festival lineup. Juan Manuel Pérez is hosting the Speculative Veteran’s Poetry Panel. Reading this year is Pete Lutz (Navy), Joe Santos Medina (Army), Juan Pérez (Navy/Marines), and Steve Sanders (Army). Speculative poetry is a genre of poetry that focuses on
The always popular Rising Poets Panel is back again this year. Featuring local poets on the rise, the host Dylan Lopez, is excited to showcase Raven Reese, Dustin Hackfeld, Daunte Gaiter, and Matthew Murphy. This panel is being held Thursday evening, February 23rd, 7:00 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church
In a new panel this year, In a Flash: Short Prose Forms, Sarah K Lenz brings a variety of panelists to share their short prose. Included are Forrest Hope, Roy Gomez, Sarah Webb, and Stefan Sencerz. You can find their bios on the PPF website.
Peoples Poetry Fest presents the UnCensored Panel this year with Host Tom Murphy. The prolific Nathan Brown, who served as 2013/2014 Oklahoma Poet Laureate, will be reading alongside award-winning Beat poet PW Covington. Katherine Hoerth, with a new book just released, will also be joining the panel. Karen Cline-Tardiff, poet
Eduardo Villarreal de los Reyes from Matamoros and Miriam Damaris Maldonado of Puerto Rico are just two of the international panelists participating in the Poetry in Spanish Panel. Gloria Rodríguez teaches at the University of Texas – Brownsville and Juan Antonio González is a professor at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville.
The 2022 Peoples Poetry Fest will be held February 24th – 26th in Corpus Christi, Texas. Events this year will be held in person and will also be live streamed on the Peoples Poetry Fest Facebook page. Tom Murphy is heading up the planning committee again this year. Panels are
The Poetry in Translation Panel, hosted by Rossy Lima DePadilla, features poets and translators. Author: Transborder poet, Rojas Joo has published seven books of poetry, a monograph about contemporary Mexican poetry, and has coedited two poetry anthologies denouncing femicide and violence in Ciudad Juarez. Translator: Jennifer Rathbun, poet and translator,
The poets for the Hope panel have been confirmed. Join us on Saturday, February 26, 2021, at Noon for this inspiring panel. The poets are Alan Berecka, Alex Salinas, Dorothy Alexander, and Ken Hada. Alan is a Corpus Christi local who works as a librarian at Del Mar College. He
People’s Poetry Fest is adding a Local Poets Roundtable to the lineup this year. Headed up by William Mays of Mays Publishing, this will bring a variety of local poets together to talk about ars poetica. This is sure to be an insightful discussion you won’t want to miss. Mays