Tarleton Professors Celebrate Latest Langdon Review


Friday, September 18, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Co-editors Dr. Moumin Quazi and Dr. Marilyn Robitaille, along with guest editor Dr. Laurence Musgrove from San Angelo State University, are celebrating the publication of Volume 17 of Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas: Tejascovido Edition, a Tarleton State University publication supported by the Inge Foundation.

Drs. Quazi and Robitaille are English professors at Tarleton.

The special edition features 30 works from more than 150 that originally appeared in Dr. Musgrove’s innovative online journal Tejascovido.com.

“I could feel everybody’s gratitude that we’d created a wonderful sense of community in these times of isolation, heartache and disappointment,” Robitaille said. “Poetry is a way of coping. I hope people will buy the journal and listen to these wonderful poets read their works.”

Shifting the annual Langdon Review Weekend arts festival to a Zoom format did not mean that Volume 17 of the Langdon Review would go unheralded.

For four nights last week, poets from all over the U.S., as well as one from Pakistan, met to share their work, most of which was written in response to the pandemic. Participants included several Texas Poets Laureate and the current appointee, Emmy Pérez from McAllen.

Volume 17: Tejascovido Edition is available for purchase at www.tarleton.edu/langdonreview. To watch the festival’s readings and see the program, visit https://www.tarleton.edu/langdonreview/weekend/schedule.html.

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