Poetry at WT
WT has a thriving poetry scene, from regular Poetry Circles sponsored by the High Plains Poetry Project to the Dorothy Patterson Poetry series. You might write for the Legacy or attend our annual Latinx Poets Reading in October. 
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High Plains Poetry Project

Our High Plains Poetry Project is sponsored by WT's Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages, and forms a part of a regular series of informal writing presentations and workshops offered on the fourth Thursday of every month, 7pm, at the Burrowing Owl Bookstore, in Canyon.  We also have meetings at the Burrowing Owl in Amarillo. We welcome those who are seasoned writers and those who are just getting started. Come by and share your work with us!

Happy Writing!

Dorothy Patterson Reading Series

Each year, the Dorothy Patterson Reading Series brings esteemed poets to Canyon. Organized by Dr. Eric Meljac, the series has recently featured poets including Ray McNiece, Claudia Stuart, Seth Wieck, and Tim Seibles. 


Dr. Eric Meljac
Assistant Professor of English
English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
West Texas A&M University
2403 Russell Long Boulevard
Canyon, TX 79015