Wednesday


HOUSTON POETRY FESTIVAL 2011
October 7-8, 2011 
— Saturday, October 8 —
Willow Street Pump Station, 811 North San Jacinto
Traditional Open Reading 1 to 4:30 pm
Friday, October 7-
7:30 p.m. Willow Street Pump Station, 811 North San Jacinto
— Opening Session of Houston Poetry Fest 2011 —
Welcome to UHD
    
Opening Remarks
    
Guest Poet
   
Juried Poets


Break
    
Featured Poet
    
Juried Poets
   
   

    
Robert Clark, Event Chair
    
David Ray Vance
    
Priscilla Frake
Tracy L. Lyall
Terry Jude Miller
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Jerry Hamby
    
Laura Peña
John Milkereit
Vanessa Zimmer-Falls
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— Saturday, October 8 —
7:30 p.m.
Featured Poet
   
Juried Poets



Break
    
Featured Poet
    
Juried Poets
   
   
Jill Haugen
    
Sylvia Riojas Vaughn
Charles A. Stone
Sheree L. Rabe
Carol Louise Munn
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Erica Lehrer
    
W. Joe Hoppe
Lyman Grant
Cindy Huyser
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— Sunday, October 9 —
2:00 p.m.
Guest Poet
   
Juried Poets


Break

Featured Poet
    
Juried Poets
   
   
Ysabel de la Rosa
    
Adamarie Fuller
Maria Illich
Lillian Susan Thomas
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Bradley Earle Hoge

Christopher Carmona
Angélique Jamail
Garrett Middaugh
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Monday

Hummingbird Feeder




Hummingbird Feeder

Across the crowded campfire
in a dark cove on Lake Travis
under a rugged cowboy hat
his tan, worn face etched                                                          
character around his
sky blue eyes.
He had a hobo heart.
I was drawn to him like a
Hummingbird to sugar water.
He spoke with an accent
and he sang from his soul
as free and natural
as a colt runs through the meadow
on a cold misty morning.
I felt my heart vibrating
and my pulse beating faster
just listening to his voice
and watching his practiced hands
strum that old guitar.
He sang old hillbilly songs
making them sound
as smooth and polished as river stones.
Hovering as long as I could,
I stayed longer than I should have
unable to tear myself away,
wishing I could
climb inside his old red guitar
and stay there awhile.

First Place Austin Poetry Society
Published in Best Austin Poetry 2010-1011