Second Thursday Open Mic Poetry: featuring Diane Walker, hosted by Allyson Whipple: July 14
Loretta Diane Walker is a 3-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She has published three collections of poetry: Word Ghetto, which won the 2011 Bluelight Press Book Award, Work Flirtations, and most recently In This House. The Heritage Council of Odessa has named Walker “Statesman in the Arts.” Her work has appeared in numerous publications, most recently Her Texas, Texas Poetry Calendar 2015, Pushing Out the Boat International Journal, San Pedro River Review, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, Diversity: Austin International Poetry Festival, Boundless Poetry: Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems, Perception Literary Magazine, Connecticut River Review, The Texas Poetry Calendar 2016, The Houston Poetry Festival, Siblings: Our First Macrocosm, and is fort coming in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VIII: Texas. She is a member of the Poetry Society of Texas, Pennsylvania Poetry Society, The National Federation of State Poetry Societies and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Walker teaches music in Odessa, Texas. She received a BME from Texas Tech University and earned a MA from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. http://lorettadianewalker.weebly.com/.
A round robin style Open Mic follows the feature. Bring poems to share!