Unsung Masters Books



Poets you've never heard of
introduced by poets you love.


Contributors so far: Kazim Ali / Sharon Bryan / Martha Collins / Graham Foust / Rigoberto Gonzalez / Charles Hartman / Paisley Rekdal / Crystal Williams / David Baker / Rick Barot / Traci Brimhall / Dana Levin / Adrian Matejka / Victoria Chang / D. A. Powell / francine j. harris / Erin Belieu / Ellen Bass

Curated by Kevin Prufer & Martin Rock


Unsung Master Reading Series

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Ellen Bass

Erin Belieu

Victoria Chang

francine j harris

D. A. Powell

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The Unsung Masters Reading Series is an extension of the Unsung Masters Book Series.  It exists to bring unjustly neglected poets to new generations of readers through periodic, free, public readings of their work.  

Our Books

Our Location

Books in the Unsung Masters print series are distributed to subscribers of Gulf Coast, Pleiades, and other literary magazines or to the public through Small Press Distribution.

The Unsung Masters Reading Series is based at The University of Houston and Gulf Coast magazine.


December 4, 2020. 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific.

Reading number 1:  


Kazim Ali reading Shreela Ray

Sharon Bryan reading Gwen Head

Martha Collins reading Joseph DeRoche

Graham Foust reading Alvin Feinman

Rigoberto Gonzalez reading Angela de Hoyos

Charles Hartman reading Wendy Battin

Paisley Rekdal reading Jean Garrigue

Crystal Williams reading June Jordan

Registration closed

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May 27,2021. 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific.

Reading number 2: 


David Baker reading Mbembe Milton Smith

Rick Barot reading David Ignatow

Traci Brimhall reading Hilda Hilst

Dana Levin reading Bert Meyers

Adrian Matejka reading Stephen Jonas

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October 4, 2021. 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific

Reading number 3:

Ellen Bass reading Frank X. Gasper

Erin Belieu reading Art Homer

Victoria Chang reading Yone Noguchi

francine j Harris reading Margaret Dinner

D. A. Powell reading Frank S. Horne

Registration closed

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