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Welcome to The Houston Literary Review poetry section.

Inside you will find poetry of various topics with myriad creative voices.


We believe there are too few artistic outlets in southeast Texas and hope THLR will help nurture a garden of new and mature creations.

          photo by Sally Charette

 Red wine spills from our shared crystal glass
blood flows mocking our moonlit conversation.
Humanity, thick about us with words
whet the hunger rooted in our banality.

Vie Darbonne



We welcome electronic submissions
to THLR. Please send poetry
as Microsoft Word attachments.
A brief bio describing your work
and your life will be requested
upon acceptance. Please allow
2-4 weeks for replies.
If you are seeking a critique,
please say so upon submission.
Thanks again for visiting The Houston Literary Review.