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The Annual Reading of Frost Poetry at USTMAX Center

The much-anticipated 2nd Annual Vince D’Amico Memorial Poetry Reading event is set for Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the USTMAX Center in downtown Conroe. Once again, the gathering of people reading Robert Frost is delighted to have 2011 Texas Poet Laureate Dave Parsons serving as emcee.

USTMAX Senior Director Dr. Carla E. Alsandor said, “This event pays tribute to our beloved late benefactor, Vince D’Amico, by celebrating his beloved favorite poet, Robert Frost.  Poets and aspiring poets will be warmly welcomed to join in the readings.”

2022 Vince D'Amico Memorial Poetry ReadingLast year’s inaugural poetry reading was a lot of fun — Parsons knows why.

“People love Frost, and reading our favorite Frost poems in honor of Vince D’Amico made it especially meaningful and put smiles on faces,” he said.

About Vince D’Amico

Vince D’Amico ’52 was a UST alumnus who became a much-loved English teacher and St. Thomas benefactor. He was instantly recognizable, sporting his iconic Stetson hat in his immaculate 1951 Mecca Maroon Plymouth. D'Amico was known for having said, “Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”

Special Guest

Dr. Janet Lowery, University of St. Thomas professor of English, poet and playwright, will be a special guest.

Easy to Participate

Each audience member may read one Frost poem, limited to 30 lines.

Free and open to the public. For more information on the Jan. 31 Vince D’Amico Memorial Poetry Reading, go here.