Join us for an evening with writer Dave Oliphant, who will be reading from his new poetry collection, The Cowtown Circle (Alamo Bay Press: http://www.alamobaypress.com/books.html). Jazz guitarist Margaret Slovak will open the night with live music. Dave Oliphant was born in 1939 in Fort Worth, Texas. Host Publications has published two of his 13 collections of poetry, Memories of Texas Towns & Cities (2000) and Backtracking (2004). His Maria’s Poems (1987) won an Austin Book Award. Host has also published three books that he translated from the Spanish: Enrique Lihn’s Figures of Speech (1999); Oliver Welden’s Love Hound (2006), winner of best book of poetry at the 2007 New York Book Festival; and Nicanor Parra’s After-Dinner Declarations (2009), winner of the 2011 translation award from the Texas Institute of Letters. KD: A Jazz Biography, his verse biography of Texas trumpeter Kenny Dorham, was published in 2012 by Wings Press, and The Pilgrimage: Selected Poems, 1962-2012 appeared from Lamar University Press in 2013. His latest collection, The Cowtown Circle, was published in 2014 by Alamo Bay Press. He was with the University of Texas at Austin for 30 years, as an editor and a senior lecturer. He and his wife Maria live in Cedar Park.