North Richland Hills

Quarterly Readings

The NRH Poet's Corner Project is always looking for authors to share their work on our website and in informal readings that will resume once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Check back here for information, and stay safe and well until we see each other again!
North Richland Hills, Texas

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IThe NRH Poet's Corner Project is always looking for authors to share their work at regular informal gatherings. We encourage you to join us and read your poetry and prose to an appreciative audience of like-minded lovers of the spoken and written word.

The NRH Poet's Corner is an Arts Initiative of the North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Department and is intended to encourage and promote the art of prose, poetry and self-expression. Writers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.

Photos from November, 2019 Poets Corner at Roots Coffeehouse courtesy of Brian Gooding



Author, performer, musician and poet, Barack the Composer has been featured at several Poets Corner readings, immediately capturing attention with his stentorian baritone, concise phrasing and riveting  delivery. His powerful messages for social justice, peace and understanding provide a voice for those who may not always be heard and food for thought for those who hear his words.

I AM AN AMERICANBarack the Composer
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NRH Poets Corner is proud to share the work of area poets , performers and writers. If you wish to submit your prose or poetry for consideration to be shared online,  please email with a sample of your writing.

“ Holocaust“ 🎵

PURPLE mother:
I hope my son 
becomes a doctor 
when he grows up.

Orange mother:
I hope my son 
becomes a lawyer 
when he grows up.

black mother:👩🏾
😥I just hope my son…… 
LIVES............ GROW up😥

barackthecomposer 🎵

Are we truly listening 👂 America?


Featured local Poets

Beautiful words written by three NRH area poets

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Several Open Books
We'll resume live readings once
COVID-19 restrictions have been fully lifted.

Those who inspire us

Emily Dickinson

Walt Whitman

Maya Angelou

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