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Lewisville’s Poet Laureate to hold Poetry Workshop on March 27
The City of Lewisville’s Poet Laureate, J. Paul Holcomb, will hold a free, public poetry workshop on Monday, March 27, 6 p.m., Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main Street..
Holcomb will teach attendees how to use sonnet verse form to demonstrate rhyme and meter. He will also look at French forms, the villanelle, the storytelling usefulness of the ballad, and explore the no-rules fun of free verse. Attendees will get the opportunity to create an eight-line triolet.
Holcomb became Lewisville’s Poet Laureate in 2014, and retained that position for a second two-year term in 2016. He will continue his efforts to create original works to commemorate special occasions, and to lead in community education programs.
Holcomb has been a member of the Poetry Society of Texas since 1984 and served as president of the organization from 1999 until 2002. He was a founding member of the Denton Poets Assembly and has mentored many North Texas poets. He has published 235 of his poems to date, with his work appearing in The Texas Poetry Calendar, Windhover, Ilya’s Honey, Concho River Review, and in Poetry Society of Texas prize-winning anthologies, among other outlets. He was the featured State Poet at the Austin International Poetry Festival in 2013.