On Saturday, December 6, Central Library in Houston will be hosting a poetry event at 2 p.m. The event will feature Amy King, Michael D. Snediker, Regina Vigil, and Chris Wise.
Amy King is a teacher of creative writing at Nassau Community College and works with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her book ‘I Want to Make You Safe’ was selected as one of Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. Her newest collection ‘The Missing Museum’ will be published by Kore Press.
Michael D. Snediker, an associate professor of American Literature at the University of Houston, has four poetry collections available: ‘The Apartment of Tragic Appliances,’ ‘Bourdon,’ ‘Nervous Pastoral,’ and ‘Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous Persuasions.’
Regina Vigil helped found an underground literary magazine, Glass Mountain, and serves on their board of directors. She was also a founder of the University of Houston’s Boldface Conference. She is currently the program coordinator at Writers in the Schools (WITS) and has had multiple poems published in various venues.
Chris Wise, a veteran of the U.S. Army, has an English degree from Texas A&M. He is host of ‘The Crawl,’ an Internet television show on KH-TV.com. He is a poet and novelist who lives in Houston.
The Central Library is located at 500 McKinney Street in Houston. The poetry programming will take place in the ‘4th Floor Program Place.’ For more information, call the library at 832-393-1313.