April 19, 2017

Poetry Reading

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month 72° style… at the river!

The program begins at 8pm- Friday, April 21st- The address is 206 N C M Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666.

We are extremely honored to present several local poets and artists of the written word who will share their river inspired work with you:

E. D. Watson is a writer currently making her home San Marcos, Texas. She writes fiction, poetry, essays, and snarky notes to her coworkers. Learn more about her work and find links to social media at wixedmords.com.




Mark A. Rockeymoore, BA, Prairie View A&M University (1994), MA, Indiana University-Bloomington (2000) and PhD Texas State University (ABD) currently works as a Paraprofessional at San Marcos High School serving students in the FOCUS program. He has also served as a Fellow in Washington DC with Global Policy Solutions, as well as taught geography courses at universities and colleges local and distant, including Texas State, Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Indiana University-Bloomington and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, IN.

He is currently completing his dissertation, two collections of poetry and a novel. He also serves on the San Marcos Ethics Review Commission, beginning a three year term this year, 2017. He has had numerous academic articles, chapters, poems and short stories published online and in edited collections as well as self-published a novel and poetry collection.


Diann A. McCabe, BA, Southwest Texas State University (1990) and MFA, Southwest Texas State University (1994) is a senior lecturer at Texas State University.  She is the Director of Academic Development in the Honors College, advising and teaching in a College serving some 2000 students. She teaches Honors Thesis Development and Walking: An Active and Interdisciplinary Investigation. She has worked with the Texas State Common Experience program since its inception in 2004, collaborating with other departments and offices to bring programs and speakers to the university.

Before completing her degree she was a consultant with the Institute of Cultural Affairs leading town meetings across the state of Mississippi and co-directing the Bontoa Human Development Project with her husband in the village of Bontoa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

In San Marcos she has served on the boards of the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center, the San Marcos Arts Commission, the Code SMTX Think Tank, and the Friends of the Fine Arts. She chaired the LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial Project, a grassroots effort which installed a memorial in San Marcos at the corner of LBJ and MLK Drives.

Her poems have been published in such journals as The Texas Observer and Lullwater Review.