FISTS OF SOUTH TEXAS: A Night of Poetic Power – 7.17.13

Hello, friends. I am pleased to be a part of the presenting forces for ‘FISTS OF SOUTH TEXAS: A Night of Poetic Power‘, happening on Wednesday, July 17th 2013 at McAllen’s youngest new pub and supporter of live performance, The Traveller.

Throughout the early evening and into the night, a night of poetics will commence in the form of various presentations and mediums.

Confirmed displays of Poetics include:

Brian Allen Carr
Edward Vidaurre
Erika Johnson
Jose Chapa
Cesar De Leon
Johnny Vulpine
Lina Suarez
Lauren Salinas
Ken Pinkston


The Young Maths.

Readings will happen from 8-10pm
The Young Maths will happen from 10-11pm
This is an all ages event.
This is a free event.

The Traveller is located on 100 S Broadway St in downtown McAllen, TX.

It’s tough to not brand this as an event that ‘melts poetry and live music’- but what the hell, it’s all poetry, one in the same, no? That or political. Anyways, check out some media from some of the featured speakers below:

Brian Allen Carr:
BW_BrianAllenCarr_MWS0782Brian Allen Carr is a writer based out of South Texas.  He is also a college professor of English and Creative Writing at South Texas College.  His first short story collection, Short Bus, is a grotesque, vivid, and visceral presentation of all things gorgeous and awful in South Texas. It was the winner of the inaugural Texas Observer Story Prize. You may purchase / sample that collection here. Here is a reading from his most recent short story collection, Vampire Conditions.

Johnny Vulpine


Johnny Vulpine is an alt-lit writer based out of South Texas. His prose has been featured on mammal habitat and alt lit gossip. Watch / read / listen to his video poem, “I’ll Swell”, below.

The Young Maths


The Young Maths are four dudes. South Texas. Here:


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