"Speak, Immortal One, And tell the tale once more in our time."—Opening lines of The Odyssey, translated by Stanley Lombardo (2000)
Houston’s Favorite Poems
Edited by Robin Davidson
Poetry · English · Classic & Contemporary
About Houston’s Favorite Poems
Houston’s Favorite Poems is an initiative of the City of Houston Poet Laureate Program and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and is modeled on former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project and his national anthology, Americans’ Favorite Poems. In spring 2016, the Houston project—with the support of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office—made a call for favorite poems to those living in Greater Houston, and received approximately 400 poems in response. One hundred eighty-five poems, submitted by 233 Houstonians, are included in the volume to be released by Calypso Editions this November.