InPrint Houston and The Jazz Church of Houston collaborate on a series of evenings featuring the works of writers and poets from Houston and exploring the nexus between Jazz and the written word.
Robin Davidson is a poet, translator, and professor of English at the University of Houston- Downtown. She is author of two poem chapbooks, Kneeling in the Dojo (Finishing Line Press) and City that Ripens on the Tree of the World (Calypso Editions), and the full collection, Luminous Other, recipient of The Ashland Poetry Press’s 2012 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. She is co-translator with Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska of The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska (Northwestern UP), and has received, among other awards, a Fulbright professorship at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and an NEA translation fellowship. In May 2015 she was named Houston’s second Poet Laureate by Mayor Annise Parker.
Rich Levy is a poet and, since 1995, executive director of Inprint (inprinthouston.org), one of the nation’s leading literary arts nonprofits, in Houston, Texas. He earned his MFA at the Iowa Writers Workshop; his poems, essays, and reviews have appeared (or will soon appear) in many publications, including Boulevard, Callaloo, Cite, The Florida Review, The Hopkins Review, Houston Chronicle, Pool, The Texas Observer, and others. His poetry collection Why Me? was published in 2009, and in 2011 Houston Press named him Houston’s “best poet.” He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and serves on the advisory boards of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art, Catastrophic Theatre, HSPVA Friends (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts), and Voices Breaking Boundaries; the film committee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the Houston Grand Opera community outreach committee (HGOco). He is a jazz obsessive and has raised three children and several cats and dogs.