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Poetry and Prose is a reading series featuring UH faculty, students, alumni and other well-known writers, that happens right here on campus.
Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.
The series is presented by the University of Houston Libraries, in cooperation with the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.
This reading is the launch for the latest issue of Glass Mountain – #18 – and it marks the 10th anniversary of the magazine! Glass Mountain is an undergraduate literary journal conceived and staffed by volunteer undergraduate students. It offers emerging writers a unique national platform for publication, with high literary standards in print and online.
Ayokunle Falomo is: a Nigerian. a poet - who uses his pen as a shovel to unearth those things that make us human. a lover: of almonds. the color blue. hymns. grapes. & conversations. a TEDx speaker. an author (of the collection of poems - "thread, this wordweaver must!" - which serves as a reminder that your stories matter, and is also an invitation for you to share them. & of "kin.DREAD" - an upcoming collection of poems and thoughts that seeks to explore the relationship between our fears and those closest to us.) a dreamer. an American. He enjoys walking. & talking to himself (sometimes in third person actually)…a lot.
Gerald Smith grew up in Yokosuka, Japan as well as San Antonio, Texas. He mainly writes absurd short fiction or free verse poetry. Currently, he is studying Creative Writing and French at the University of Houston. He has traveled through much of western Europe on a couple of occasions, but mainly travels to the Netherlands and France when he gets the chance.
Aries Jones is a former Editor of Glass Mountain. In spring of 2016, she graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in English and minors in Marketing and Psychology. Currently, she is the Content Director at Adit, a digital marketing agency in Houston. When she’s not busy typing away at a keyboard, you’ll find her scribbling in a journal instead—or playing Breath of the Wild. Otherwise, you may run into her while she’s got her head in a book.
Mai Nguyen Bio not available, but she’s reading!
Shaina Frazier is a half black and Filipino fiction writer based in Houston, Texas who likes to write about supernatural stuff like ghosts, or just regular stuff like “the struggle,” all while trying to incorporate a little humor here and there. She graduated from the University of Houston in the spring of 2015 and is a former Co-Managing Editor of Glass Mountain. She was recently laid off from the public accounting firm that botched the Oscars this year, but she’s not tripping on it. Her piece, Ill Will, is forthcoming in the 1st edition of Found Me magazine within the next month or so.