People's Literary Festival

Joel Ortiz

Joel Ortiz has been reading and writing in this town publicly since 1990. He went off to live in Austin from 1994 to 2000. Since then he has lived in Corpus Christi and has been trying to change the perception that Corpus does not have readers or writers of poetry. He used to host a […]

Srijani Rupsha Mitra

S.Rupsha Mitra is a writer based in India interested in spirituality. Her book, Smoked Frames, is forthcoming from JLRB Press. Her website is

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

Nathaniel O’Reilly

Nathanael O’Reilly is an Irish-Australian poet. His poetry collections include Selected Poems of Ned Kelly, Dear Nostalgia, Boulevard, (Un)belonging and Preparations for Departure. His poetry appears in over one hundred journals & anthologies published in fifteen countries. He is poetry editor for Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature.

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