For The Pages

For The Pages podcast aims to get inside writers’ processes, writing goals, inspirations and obstacles. Writers will come from in and around Lubbock as well as those who come to Texas Tech University to visit and/or speak. 

Texas Tech English professor Jill Patterson is the guest on this edition of For the Pages. Last year Patterson won the Richard J. Margolis Prize for Social Justice Writing, and a 2018 Pushcart Prize. Other awards she’s received include two Kimmel-Harding Nelson residencies; a Texas Commission on the Arts fellowship; a Soros Justice Fellowship (funded by the Open Society Foundations in New York); the Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction


Kara Frame is a video producer for NPR, she's most known for producing the explainer series, "Let's Talk: Big Stories, Told Simply," and also films for the Tiny Desk Concert series, both at NPR. She also has personal projects, mainly focusing on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

John Poch is an award winning poet and professor at Texas Tech University, with multiple published works and books. His most recent book, Texases is being described as "full of graceful and moving love songs to the land." Texases is his fifth collection of poems. He is the guest on this episode of For The Pages to promote his new book and talk about his works in the art of poetry.

A native of Alabama, Dennis Covington was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1995 for “Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia.”

In 1996 he won the Boston Book Review's Anne Rea Jewell Non-Fiction Prize.

Covington's work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Vogue, Esquire, Redbook, the Georgia Review, and the Oxford American. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Vievee Francis

Vievee Francis, an award-winning American poet who was born in Texas.

Francis is currently an associate professor in the department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she continues to write poetry.

She is also an associate editor of Callaloo (journal), and a faculty member at the 2018 Conference on Poetry at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she taught writing and poetry at North Carolina State University among other colleges and universities.