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The Peoples Poetry Festival began in 2015, through the collaboration of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar University. This annual poetry festival brings together poets from the local area, regionally, state wide, and beyond. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 People’s Poetry Fest will be hosted online. While this is not the same as years past, we hope to bring more poets and attendees who previously were unable to attend.

Schedule of Events

Thursday7:00 AM – 8:30 PM


Friday2:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Open Mic, Friday9:00 PM – ?


Saturday12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

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Panels

THURSDAY

Robb Jackson Award

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cool kids winning awards for writing cool things. Check it out. Learn more about Robb Jackson here.

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Poet Laureate Reading

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Outgoing Corpus Christi Poet Laureate Juan Manuel Perez announces new Corpus Christi Poet Laureate Tom Murphy.

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FRIDAY

Word-Image / Image-Word: Visual and Ekphrastic Intersections in South Texas Poetry

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hosted by Joshua Hamilton

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The Rising Poets Panel

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Hosted by Dylan Lopez

Crystal Garcia

Dylan Lopez

Elyssa Albaugh

Kaylee Avila

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Latin American Friends

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hosted by Rossy Lima DePadilla

Juan Armando Rojas Jo / Jennifer Rathbun translator

Christopher Carmona / Gerald Padilla translator

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OPEN MIC

9:00 PM – 

Join Rudy and Crystal Garcia of Revolve One Podcast as they host the Virtual Open Mic.

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SATURDAY

Hope

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Hosted by Alan Berecka

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Contributors from Switchgrass Review: Literary Journal of Health and Transformation (Vol. 5)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hosted by Robin Carstensen

Cyndi Huyser

Regina Jamison

Diane Loretta Walker

Laura Jameson

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The Matters of Spirit

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hosted by Stefan Sencerz

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Local Poets Roundtable

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hosted by William Mays

Robin Carstensen

Alan Berecka

Karen Cline-Tardiff

Juan Manuel Perez

Tom Murphy

Javier Villarreal

Patty Alaniz

Roberta Dohse

Joshua Hamilton

Zoe Ramos

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Dr. Robb Jackson

This is a cool poet person.

Vanessa Jackson

Vanessa Furse Jackson comes from a family with deep roots in Devonshire. However, married to Robb Jackson, an Ohio native, she lived in the United States for almost thirty years, the majority of them spent teaching literature and writing at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi.  She has numerous published works, including a book about her great-grandfather, The Poetry of Henry Newbolt: Patriotism Is Not Enough, two collections of short stories, What I Cannot Say to You and Small Displacements, a co-authored book of poems with her husband Robb, entitled Crane Creek, Two Voices, and two novels, The Revolving Year, and The Anthropologist’s Daughter. Vanessa’s work can be found at https://www.vanessafursejackson.com/home Grief Road and other titles can be purchased on Amazon.co.uk https://www.forward2me.com/amazon-uk-forwarding/

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