Dave Parsons, Our Poet Lauerate   1 comment

davecolor-of-moruningxYesterday’s Houston Chronicle, The Woodlands section, had an excellent article on long-time friend and fellow member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, titled, Local man a finalist for poet laureate of Texas. Dave is the current Montgomery County Poet Laureate. I consider Dave my literary arts mentor, since hiring him to teach the first Creative Writing class at Montgomery College in 1993.  We are very proud of our poet and active participant in local and state literary arts activities.

The following poem is from Dave’s book, “Editing Shy,” published in 1999

The Wisdom of Forms

Entering the water
I found the wisdom
of forms –
the giving
and the
taking of bodies,
without the torque
Of metal
or the tourniquet
of wind –
the way odd shapes
slip
like our future,
making
unconscious and precise
the many decisions
of faith.

— Dave Parsons

editing-sky-cover-blogThe beautiful cover artwork was created by Dave’s wife, a talented artist in her own right. The art on this cover is one of my favorites.

kenne

pdf of Chronicle article facesinthecrowd-blog

Posted March 6, 2009 by kenneturner in Friends, MCLAC, Poetry

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  1. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    This posting is from March 6, 2009, when Dave was a finalist for the poet laureate of Texas. He became the 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate. — kenne

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