Join Us for the 8th Annual Student Poetry Awards
The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library, in cooperation with the Poetry of Society of Texas, would like to invite you to share in an evening of entertainment and recognition. The 8th Annual University of Texas at Tyler Student Poetry Awards are part of the festivities for National Poetry Month. This year, we are pleased to announce that the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, Ms. Karla Morton of Denton, TX, will be our featured speaker for the evening. Ms. Morton will share selections from her diverse poetry as well as insights into the craft of poetry. Ms. Morton will also help present the awards to the winners of the 2010 Student Poetry Contest. Ms. Morton is the first woman selected as Texas Poet Laureate in more than 15 years. She is a poet and storyteller known for her generosity to students and her passion for making poetry more accessible. The details of the event are as follows: Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Time: Event starts at 7:00p. There will be a reception with the poet from 6:30p to 7:00p. Place: Braithwaite Recital Hall. All the events are free and open to the public. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the UT Tyler Friends of the Arts.
Karla Morton of Denton, TX. 2010 Texas Poet Laureate. She has been described as "one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry."