Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston

Speak!Poet, the innovative new poetry and interview series, continues its 2014 program with its second event Sunday, July 20, 2-3 p.m. at Brazos Bookstore. Featured readers are Dulce “Digh” Veluthukaran and Jonathan Moody.

Speak!Poet breaks the mold of conventional poetry readings by expanding the event to include a discussion with the poets on their work and its processes. The discussion includes audience participation. Speak!Poet is moderated by Winston Derden, who co-produces the event with Stephen Gros. The event is free and open to the public.

“There is a wonderfully strong and diverse reading environment in Houston,” Derden said. “Speak!Poet addresses an aspect of the Houston poetry scene I felt was lacking. Speak!Poet takes the traditional poetry readings a step farther by allowing the poets to discuss their poems and their approach to writing — and the Q&A after the interview opens that discussion to the Gros said, “I liked the idea behind Speak!Poet right away. The setting is intimate, and the opportunity for the poets to explore and explain their work with an audience takes this reading to another level. There is an immediacy to a live discussion of poetry that can bring discovery and insight — even surprise.”