Texas author Michael Baldwin and his works were featured at a recent Heart of Texas Poets Society meeting in Waco.
Baldwin, along with Baylor percussionist Keith Sanford and musician Jen Evans of the Beatnik’s Coffee House, were featured at the “Jazzy Poetry” meeting on Aug. 5 at the Waco Hippodome.
Baldwin, is the author of works including “Scapes,” which won the Eakin Poetry Book award in 2011; “Counting Backward from Infinity," which won the 2012 Morris Memorial Chapbook award; and a “slam poetry” manual. He is also the author of the mystery-thriller “Murder Music” and a collection of science fiction short stories entitled “Passing Strange.”
Baldwin’s latest work, “Lone Star Heart: Poems of a Life In Texas” was published last year by the Lamar University Literary Press.
“Whether the reader is a Texan or someone with no knowledge of the state, ‘Lone Star Heart’ will bring new insights and warm, sublime meditative moments,” Texas 2011 Poet Laureate Dave Parsons said in a press release. “Indeed, the book, when taken as a whole, could be understood as one long meditation.”
Baldwin, who holds master’s degrees in library science and political science, is a former library administrator and professor of American government. He also conducts creativity workshops, writing seminars and individual consultations.