Dave Parsons — Texas Poet Laureate, 2011   Leave a comment

It’s time to reblog my friend, Dave Parsons. Austin Relativity: “PEACE IS OUR PROFESSION, the home of Dr. Strangelove’s bombers of the sixties; and later, those chillingly beautiful aquiline” — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Dave Parsons — Photo-Artistry by kenne

On June 6, 2009, posting on Paul Ruffin being selected as the Texas poet laureate, I wrote: “As a member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council (MCLAC) and close friend of founder, Dave Parsons, it was with mixed emotions that we received the news Paul’s being named the new Texas poet laureate, an honor for which both were finalists.” Although the irony of Dave having nominated Paul can’t go unnoticed, Dave would have it no other way. We are blessed to have both these great writers living in Montgomery County, fast becoming a literary hub.” So NOW MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS TWO TEXAS POET LAUREATES! Yes, I just learned from a Facebook entry posted by Nancy Parsons, Dave’s wife, about this great news. This recognition is indeed a most deserving honor for my dear friend, Dave. CONGRATULATIONS! 

— kenne

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Posted March 10, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

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