Patricia Roberts - PRELUDIO

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Preludio contains poems created when Patricia Roberts lived in Houston, not necessarily the themes.  They are 22 poems in each language and from the cover they show the duality of two cultures, two languages. The Prologue, in Spanish only, talks of  two worlds and one lyricism. This is her first bilingual book and acts as a prelude to the final book she's preparing: The Symphony of the Swan.

Patricia Roberts was born in Arequipa, Perú 1939. In 1969 she immigrated to Texas: San Antonio, Austin, Houston. She graduated 1972 from UT Austin (BA in Social Sciences) U of H1976 (MA Sociology) and the University of St. Thomas, Houston 1992 (MRE Religious Education) During that time she took course in creative writing at U of H and was mentored by Lorene Pouncey. She read many times at FIRST FRIDAY’S and belonged for 15 years to the biweekly workshop hosted by Nina Hass: HOUSTON POETS II,  which offered annual public readings at the Houston Festival, Rice U. and the Ritz hotel. In 1985 as a member of the Board of The Houston Center for the Humanities, she founded Houston Poetry Fest with the valuable collaboration of Robert Clark, Lorene Pouncey, and Dr. George  Williams from Rice University. It was a great success, an event that today continues to run strong under the leadership of Robert Clark . Patricia has several chapbooks: Images and Feelings from the Sea 1978, Chipping Stone 1982, Going Beyond Limits 1999, among others.