We’re proud to present a reading with poets Gary Whited and Dave Oliphant. The evening will also feature jazz from Margaret Slovak and Tony Morris, so be sure to come by at 6.30pm for some excellent live music!
Gary Whited (above left) is a poet, philosopher, and psychotherapist. His poetry collection, Having Listened, won the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest and is being considered for a Ben Franklin Award. “Farm,” one of the poems from the book, has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Aurorean, Salamander, and Comstock Review. He is also a contributing author to a collection of essays in honor of his philosophy teacher, Henry Bugbee, titled Wilderness and the Heart: Henry Bugbee’s Philosophy of Place, Presence, and Memory. He is currently working on a new translation of Parmenides’ On Nature.
Dave Oliphant (above right) is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Memories of Texas Towns & Cities (2000) and Backtracking (2004). He has edited numerous anthologies, written many works of criticism, and is an important scholar of Texas Jazz. His translations include Figures of Speech by Enrique Lihn (1999), Love Hound by Oliver Welden (2006), and After-Dinner Declarations by Nicanor Parra (2008).