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Author and poet to speak at June 1st meeting of Poetry in Progress

Image: John Wilhite
  Author and poet, John Wilhite

Please join us at our next meeting to hear our guest speaker John Wilhite for the Poetry Discussion portion of the meeting.

You might not yet be familiar with our newest poet, John Wilhite. Recently Glenn Currier had the pleasure of a lively conversation with this fascinating man at a local restaurant (where the picture to the right was taken). If you look at his poetry on this website you get can appreciate his skill as a poet and his kinship with nature. If you read his book, Texas for Newcomers: Snapshots of Heroes, you will probably see his attachment to Texas. Yet he has traveled and has been schooled by the world with his Air Force father and his mother.

"John Wilhite is a sixth generation Texan who is passionately in love with his state and has lived all over the world, experiencing many different cultures developing a profound interest in mankind and the natural world."

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"Wear Black and White Open Mic Night" a success
On May 4, 2015 Poetry in Progress and the DeSoto Public Library sponsored an open mic event. It was well attended, and poetry and refreshments were enjoyed. Check out photos of the event.


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Our book, Poetry in Progress, a collection of poems written by our members,
published in 2014.


Other publications by our individual poets
We now have a new webpage devoted entirely to displaying information about
the books published by the poets of the Poetry in Progress group.
Please check it out.
There are also links to websites where each book can be purchased

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