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Houston Poetry Fest celebrates the power of poems
Published in 18-10-2016
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The festival, an annual Houston event since 1985, offers three days of readings and workshops that celebrate poetry and poets. Langley has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 20 years; "poets do not typically make a living writing poetry," she points out. Proceeds from sales of "Red Sky" (Sable Books, $19.95) will go to the Global Fund for Women. Langley's own submission to the anthology is "Berlin, May 1945," about the waning days of World War II, when Russian soldiers raped thousands of German women in Berlin: "Into the ruins / on hob-nail boots," she writes, they "hunted down / the youngest / the prettiest / made her pay / for Hitler / for Stalingrad … ."