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50555_165245850183567_7310825_nKatherine Durham Oldmixon Garza‘s poems and photographs appear in many anthologies, online and print journals, and in her chapbook Water Signs (No. 67 in the New Women’s Voices series, Finishing Line Press, 2009).  She is co-director of the Poetry at Round Top Festival, held annually in the rolling hills between Austin and Houston, has served as a senior poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly, past president of Austin Poetry Society and  a regular moderator for Texas Book Festival.  She has guest-edited special issues of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review ,  Qarrtsiluni and the Ilanot Review. A poet and scholar, Katherine holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from UT-Austin, M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of New Orleans, and M.A. and B.A. degrees in English from University of Houston.   At historic Huston-Tillotson University, she is professor emerita, formerly professor and chair of English. She has also taught for the UNO-low residency MFA program and served on thesis committees for graduate students at St. Edward’s, Texas State, Concordia, and University of New Orleans.    Katherine and her late husband, musician and videographer Arturo L. Garza, collaborated on many artistic and cultural projects.  She continues his work and legacy, living una para dos.

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“Amor Encendido,” performed by Tish Hinojosa
Music by Robert Skiles
Lyrics by Katherine Durham Oldmixon Garza

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