Lone Star Lit is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with a brand new page dedicated to Texas poets and poetry.

The Whiting Awards jury has announced this year’s ten winners in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Two winners picking up the $50,000 prize are from Texas.

The Texas State Legislature, in partnership with the Texas Commission on the Arts, will make appointments on Monday, March 25, 2019 to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist, and state three-dimensional artist.