People's Literary Festival

Alan Berecka

Alan Berecka is a retired librarian who lives in Sinton, Texas. His latest book or poetry is Atlas Sighs: Selected and New Poems, Turning Plow Press, 2024. From 2017-2019 he served as the first poet laureate of Corpus Christi.

Tom Murphy

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Tom Murphy is the 2021-2022 Corpus Christi Poet Laureate and the Langdon Review’s 2022 Writer-In-Residence. Murphy’s books: When I Wear Bob Kaufman’s Eyes (2022) from Gnashing

Robin Carstensen

Robin Carstensen is the 2023-2024 Poet Laureate of Corpus Christi, and has served on the People’s Poetry Festival Committee (now the People’s Literary Festival of Corpus) since its inception

Sarah K Lenz

Sarah K. Lenz is the author of the essay collection, What Will Outlast Me? (Unsolicited Press, 2023). Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Colorado Review, New Letters, Triquarterly, and

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