I've been selected as a juried poet to read at the Houston Poetry Festival October 9-11, 2015. I'll be reading Sunday, October 11th at 2:00, but be sure to catch the rest of the festival as well. It's all free and open to the public. The festival readings will be held at the Willow Street Pump Station of the University of Houston – Downtown at 811 North San Jacinto.
My first chapbook, Last to Leave, will be published by Jane's Boy Press in October. Here's what the lovely Georgia Popoff had to say:
"In Last to Leave, Christie Grimes two-steps through the heat and seasoning of Texas and embraces rural northern New York in poems that sweat and chuckle, question and speak of resolve. These poems are familiar with salsa and barrooms, classrooms, and warm kitchens. These are rites of passage painted in language lush with flavor and craft."
Georgia A. Popoff
Author of Psalter: The Agnostic’s Book of Common Curiosities
Stay tuned for news about my book launch, the spring release of my full length poetry collection, Finding Fruit Among Thorns, and more.