BookWoman 2nd Thursday Poetry: Gabrielle Langley and John Milkereit

BookWoman is delighted to welcome Houston poets Gabrielle Langley and John Milkereit in celebration of their most recent poetry collections for this hybrid in-store / Zoom reading.

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Gabrielle Langley is a poet and the author of Fairy Tale (Sable Books, 2022) and Azaleas on Fire (Sable Books, 2019), as well as the co-editor of Red Sky: Poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sable Books – 2016). She has been featured in the Houston Chronicle and the Huffington Post as one of Houston's significant poets and was selected as Featured Poet by the Italian design house, Max Mara, for their first-time U.S. poetry event. Ms. Langley's collaboration with Max Mara resulted in proceeds from the event being donated to the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, which she continues to support by donating 100% of the profits from sales of Azaleas on Fire. Ms. Langley works during the day as a licensed mental health professional who served as front-line “essential staff” throughout the COVID pandemic. To safeguard her own mental health, she writes poetry and dances Argentine tango at night. Additional information about this poet can be found at

John Milkereit resides in Houston, Texas working as a mechanical engineer, and has completed an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the Ranier Writing Workshop. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, most recently A Place Comfortable with Fire (Lamar University Literary Press, December 2022), and two chapbooks published by Pudding House Press. His work has appeared in various literary journals including Naugatuck River Review, San Pedro River Review, and The Ekphrastic Review.

Contact BookWoman to order your copy of Fairy Tale, A Place Comfortable with Fire, and other titles for in-store pickup, curbside delivery and direct-from-warehouse shipping:; (512)472-2785; .

Cindy Huyser hosts; an open mic follows. Please note: BookWoman requires masks for all in-store participants. On-line participants will need to be logged into their Zoom account to access the event.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
A Place Comfortable with Fire By John Milkereit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942956570
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(This book cannot be returned.) Please be sure you would like this title.
Published: Lamar University Literary Press - December 15th, 2022