Rich Levy is a poet, an alum of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and, since 1995, executive director of Inprint, a literary organization in Houston, Texas. His poetry collections include Why Me? and the letterpress chapbook One or Two Lights, and his poems and essays have appeared in various publications. including Boulevard, Callaloo, The Florida Review, The Hopkins Review, Houston Chronicle, Pool, and The Texas Observer. In 2011, Houston Press named him “Houston’s Best Poet.” He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and serves on the advisory boards of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art, Catastrophic Theatre, HSPVA Friends (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts), and Voices Breaking Boundaries; and the film subcommittee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He is also a jazz obsessive.
Topic How to Make a Life in the Literary Trenches: One Poet’s Story