Poet - Editor - Consultant


"Watch your step, warns the speaker in "Vortices," one of the gripping poems in Terry Lucas's Dharma Rain. Good advice for approaching Lucas's second full-length collection, for in these poems, everything enters you. From grim realities to wry humor, the poems of Lucas's new book confront the mysteries of science, faith, and desire in exquisite forms, delicious language, and keen intelligence."

Wendy Barker, author of One Blackbird at a Time

"In his fresh new visions of the world stripped of its former fashions, ideologies, and mythologies, Lucas writes as if he’s observing the world for the first time on his own heuristic terms, in both dexterously formal and free verse." 

Chard deNiord, author of ​Interstate

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APRIL 7: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, East Central University, Ada,

               Oklahoma, Estep Auditorium, 2:00-3:15 p.m.

APRIL 9: Austin International Poetry FestivalThreadgill's North, 2:30 p.m.

​​APRIL 12: The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio, TX, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

APRIL 14: Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

APRIL 20: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

APRIL 22: Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery, AL, 12:00-12:45 p.m.

APRIL 23: First Congregational UCC, Fort Worth, TX, 7:00 p.m.


I am delighted to be a guest lecturer in the new Dominican University of California's Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing, beginning the summer residency of 2017. On June 8 I will give a lecture at 2:30 p.m. on cross-genre writing; serve on a panel at 4:00 p.m. about publishing with small independent presses; and then conclude the day by reading from my own work at 7:00 p.m. All afternoon and evening sessions are open to the public. More information about the program and how to apply or attend afternoon sessions is found HERE.