Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston

Edited by Sandi Stromberg

In this anthology, eighty-three poets raise their voices to sing, in the best Greek tradition, “Oh Houston, You Untameable City!” Through vibrant images, they invite us to experience the cultured and civilized Houston, along with the Houston of Mother Nature and her wildness.

They contemplate potholes, weeds, and construction, traffic jams and summer’s sweltering heat and humidity. They zoom in on the javelinas and fire ants, the bayous and pollution; the great art, pop art, and art car parade; the mixed neighborhoods, ethnicities, and the homeless; the hurricanes and their threats; the bountiful music, theatre, and dance.

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Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston

Untameable City Readings:

Jung Center Debut – December 11, 2015
Brazos Bookstore – February 2, 2016
Gulf Coast Poets – September 10, 2016
University of St Thomas – November 7, 2016
Blue Willow Books – January 14, 2017
River Oaks Books – May 6, 2017

Poets included:

Carolyn Adams
James Adams
Mike Alexander
Michael Baldwin
Joe Barnes
David A. Bart
Kristi Beer
Paula Beltrán
Michael Berryhill
Ann Reisfeld Boutté
Barbara Ann Carle
kathleen cook
Sara Cooper
Sarah Cortez
Kay L. Cox
Stan Crawford
Carolyn Dahl
Robin Davidson
Margo Davis
Diane DeGaetani
Winston Derden
Carolyn Tourney Florek
Dede Fox
Priscilla Frake
Adamarie Fuller
Jeannie Gambill
Elisa A. Garza
John Gorman
Maryann Gremillion
William Guest
Laura Quinn Guidry
Marian Haddad
Jerry Hamby
Michelle Hartman
Bradley Earle Hoge
Adam Holt
Cindy Huyser
Angélique Jamail
Joshua C. Jones
Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan
Laurence V. Kelly
Jim LaVilla-Havelin
Catherine Lee
Thad Logan
Janet Lowery
Anne Robinson Mabry
Dodie Messer Meeks
John Milkereit
Terry Jude Miller
Jane E. Mulholland
Mark Stephen Mullee
Carol Louise Munn
Sheryl L. Nelms
Stella Nesanovich
David Olsen
Trilla Pando
Mary Parham
Richard H. Peake
Donna E. Perkins
Elina Petrova
Dustin Pickering
henry 7. reneau, jr.
Lynn C. Reynolds
Sally Ridgway
Gary S. Rosin
Varsha Saraiya-Shah
Jenna Pashley Smith
Loueva Smith
Rebecca A. Spears
Sandi Stromberg
Larry D. Thomas
Nancy Thorleifson
Margo Stutts Toombs
Elizabeth Tornes
William Turner
Evangelina Vigil
Randall Watson
Chuck Wemple
Scott Wiggerman
Steve Wilson
S.L. Wisenberg
Vanessa Zimmer-Powell

Also including photography by Mike Alexander, Carolyn Tourney Florek, Bob Florek, Priscilla Frake, Isabelle Perreau, Betsy Siegel, Varsha Saraiya-Shah, Heidi Straube and cover art by Carolyn Tourney Florek.