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karla k morton new and selected poemskarla k. morton: New and Selected Poems
Texas Poet Laureate Series

by karla k. morton

96 pages, 6 x 9 • Cloth $15.95
ISBN 978-0-87565-414-0

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This beautiful, linen hardbound book is a word-lover’s dream.

As the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, karla k. morton believes that poetry is every man’s art, and has carved her place in Texas Letters with this stunning collection.

With well-loved titles such as “For Love and Michelangelo,” “The Closer,” “Why God Needs a Shotgun,” “Alamo Coastline,” “Woman in the Pipe Shop,” and “When Texas No Longer Fits in the Glove Box,” this collection will entrance and delight. These poems are among the many crowd favorites at morton’s readings across the state for her ground-breaking Little Town, Texas Tour as poet laureate.

Her poems take you on a journey; her flowing, storytelling style sparks memories and stirs emotions. It’s no wonder morton has been called “one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry . . .”


Texas Poet Laureate karla k. morton is a Fort Worth native and current Denton resident has had her work published in esteemed literary journals and publications such as Amarillo Boy, REAL, descant, Langdon Review, New Texas, Illya’s Honey, Borderlands, and Southwestern American Literature. The Texas Legislature elected her 2010 Texas Poet Laureate; she published New and Selected Poems with TCU Press forming the seventh book of the Texas Poet Laureate Series.