The Best of It: I Survived the Texas Snowpocalypse Edition

That you can (usually) light gas stoves even when the power is out. That we had emergency bags filled with water and other supplies. The way the neighborhood came together to help each other out. Being able to charge my phone off of my portable car jump starter. Being able to flush the toilet again.

February Poetry Contest Winner

Another month, another delayed contest result. This time it was the fault of the Texas Snowpocalypse! I’m glad to be on the other side of that and getting things back on track. This month’s winner is Peter H. Schmidt. His golden shovel, “Rise Up,” draws from John Gillespie Magee’s “High Flight,” as well as “MyContinue reading “February Poetry Contest Winner”

February Poetry Contest: Golden Shovel

I can’t wait to see what y’all write for this month’s poetry contest! There are two prize options: 1) A $25 gift certificate to the independent bookstore of your choice, or 2) A $25 donation to the literacy nonprofit, aid organization, or public library of your choice. Please see the Monthly Contest Page for completeContinue reading “February Poetry Contest: Golden Shovel”

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is Expanding Our Leadership Team

One of my (many) passion projects is serving on the board of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. It’s been an honor to help keep an independent print journal going during increasingly challenging times. Borderlands is currently going through a leadership transition. This fall, the board realized that we needed to split our volunteer Administrative Director positionContinue reading “Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is Expanding Our Leadership Team”