April is National Poetry Month, and it turns out we’ve got some poets who have either called Lake Highlands home at one point or found their way onto our publication’s pages in the past.

Here are a few poetry related articles from The Advocate archives.

  1. Rhett Miller, of The Old 97s, wrote a poem about Costco in 2019. It was titled “The Time We Went to Costco for Milk.”
  2. Richard Bailey was a bookseller at the flagship Half Price Books on Northwest Highway while still pursuing his creative interests as a playwright and creator. Bailey has been featured in more than 25 poetry journals and his poetry collection Revival was a finalist for the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. He’s currently a writer, producer and director at Tropic Pictures.
  3. A found Rudyard Kipling poem from 1895.
  4. Tiffany Sunday is a local poet and author of three poetry collections. She released Proper Grey Areas in 2020 to help readers feel less alone in the midst of pandemic stress, grief and more. Her latest book of poetry, To Be Human- Always, dropped last winter.
  5. All the way back in 1997, in the very early days of The Advocate, we wrote about Lily Shumpert, a woman with a passion for writing. At the time, she had written hundreds of poems since her high school days in Oak Cliff.

What are some of your favorite poetry moments or poets in Lake Highlands? Let us know.