Speaking of Ann Howells, I won one of the door prizes at the reading (whoo-hoo!) and was able to snag her latest collection, Under a Lone Star. It had been sitting on my Amazon wish list for months, but I hadn’t quite had the funds to move it into my shopping cart. So I was really glad to finally get a copy. I highly recommend it. A collection of short, pithy verses, all using Texas as subject matter and each accompanied by a really nice illustration by J. Darrell Kirkley (who also did the cover art for Cattlemen & Cadillacs). Each piece is a treat. You’ll want to buy a couple of copies… it would make a terrific gift for poetry lovers and fans of the Lone Star State.
I look forward to having a chance to read at this well-supported venue again soon.