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.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Henk Rossouw has poems in The Paris Review, Transom, The Massachusetts Review, The Common, and The Boston Review. An excerpt from his book-length poem Xamissa is forthcoming in Blackbird. In 2009, he gave a reading in Times Square as one of the winners of the Poetry Society of America's Bright Lights Big Verse contest. He’s also published nonfiction in The Threepenny Review, an interview with Nadine Gordimer in The Virginia Quarterly Review, and short fiction in Tin House. With an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Henk is about to complete a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston, where he serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.
Houston’s star dub poet, Kool B, is a gulf Coast troubadour that will Knock your socks off. His style mixes dub astetics with the bop tradition. This exciting combination of forms gives Kool B a range that is rarely matched by others. The Night King Project, Abstract Radio Head, and B- BOP in A Minor are recordings of his work that display his versatility in the craft of writing. Terrain is his latest deposit of written work. One will find it full of surprises. There are poems for the classical ear and modern work for the ears that love a challenge. B is the co-host of Rebel Radio Houston.net and producer of the poetry show Wordville on the station. This forum provides local poets with a connection to listeners that seek out exceptional writers with something meaningful to say. Kool B is the people’s poet. His writing has warmed audiences for years.