TEXAS POETRY.COM

"A New Site for Texas Poets!"

GREETINGS TEXAS POETS!

American poet Steven Robert Heine has created this site to celebrate Texas poets and poetry. The domain name has been preserved to help Texas poets find information and links relating to poetry. We hope you will enjoy it!

"Dear readers: I am not currently in Texas but I have traveled to Texas several times. I spent some wonderful days riding across your great state.  Were I not now so crippled, I would like to explore the state even more. I am well aware of the rich cultural legacy of Texas and that there are many fine poets in Texas. I hope to develop this site as a resource for Texas  poets. I hope you will consider helping me to accomplish that." Steven Robert Heine.

Texas Literary Links:

TEXAS POET LAUREATES

TEXAS POETRY SOCIETY
https://poetrysocietyoftexas.org/

AUSTIN POETRY SOCIETY

GULF COAST POETS

TEXAS COWBOY POETRY

DALLAS POETRY

HUSTON POETRY FESTIVAL

AUSTIN POETRY FESTIVAL

RIO GRANDE POETRY FESTIVAL

TEXAS WRITER’S JOURNAL

SAN ANTONIO POET’S SOURCE

TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY

HUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

FORT WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY

AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

ROSENBURG LIBRARY

EL PASO LIBRARY

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DALLAS

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF HUSTON

TEXAS A&M

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

SOUTHERN METHODIST

TEXAS STATE

ABELINE CHRISTIAN

TEXAS TECH

RICE

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHWEST



Writing is a solitary art but you would be surprised how much energy you can find in the company of other writers and poets. We hope you will consider joining or at least contacting one of the fine groups above. And we hope you will check back to this site as we continue to develop it as a Texas writer's resouce.

OTHER LINKS:

               U.S. Copyright Office http://www.copyright.gov/  

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/

Steven Robert Heine Site              http://www.stevenrobertheine.com

Seven Keys to Better Health http://www.sevenkeynutrition.com

Meetups Go to this link to find nearby groups interested in activities from hiking, to dining to photography! Activities may vary by area. Enter your zip code and search nearby groups. http://www.meetup.com/

Church Directory Looking for a nearby church? Many activities. Enter your zip code to find a church near you. You are invited to visit anytime. http://ag.org/top/church_directory/

McLean Bible church. Find sermons and resources from one of the largest churches in America. McLean Bible church is a just miles outside of Washington D.C. A great resource! https://www.mcleanbible.org/

People's Church of Salem, Oregon. A great resouce for lectures. People's Church of Salem, Oregon

Josh Tongol. An exciting young and inspiring preacher. Speaks about healing and biblicial truths about healing body and soul. Look for him also on U-TUBE.http://joshuatongol.com

John Hagee Ministries The official site of one of America's favorite pastors. http://www.jhm.org/

Favorite Bible Quotes:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life". John 3:16

"For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:17

"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

"Faith comes by hearing and hearing from the word of God." Romans 10:17

" Most assuradly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who send Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." John 5:24.

"Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow, for what is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a time and then vanishes away."
James 4:14

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love Me; and those that seek me early shall find Me.

"Read the bible every day. It will prepare you for the journey." SRH.

ABOUT STEVEN ROBERT HEINE:

Steven Robert Heine is a Salem, Oregon poet. In 1978 he became the first author to appear at the Oregon State Fair when he rented a table in a commercial area to sell  his books. Today, he continues to wear the title of 'The First Author of the Oregon State Fair'. He sold his poetry books at the Oregon State Fair from 1978-1981, a time when he also appeared on stage four times. Inspired by the success, Heine launched the Oregon Literary Council which brought many literary groups into a single entity. With that 'The Oregon Author's Festival' was born in 1985. The Festival and Council died deeply in debt only one year later. Just before the 1986 Oregon Author's Festival, Heine suffered a severe back injury. The Festival went on but did not go well.

In 1988 Steven Robert Heine had an idea to bring a poetry contest to the Oregon State Fair. The poetry contest was such a success that it has been modeled at State and county fairs throughout Oregon and around the World. Heine himself wrote a nationally published article in 2000 on 'How to set up poetry contests at fairs. In the last decades several State and county fairs have given out the 'Steven Robert Heine Award' to poets entering their poetry. Heine continues, when asked to serve as a poetry judge for fairs.

In 2007 Steven Robert Heine published A HISTORY OF THE OREGON STATE FAIR. Heine had been trained as a historian while attending Portland State University. The book became the 1st of two history books Heine would write. The other was A HISTORY OF SAINT VINCENT'S PARISH & SCHOOL 2015.

In 2009 while appearing at the Oregon Author's Table at the Oregon State Fair, Steven Robert Heine, together another Northwest author, brought Oregon authors and poets on stage at the Oregon State Fair. To date he has produced more than 60 live author shows for the Fair. Including shows that had some light comedy routines.

In 2011 while working on his second history book, Steven Robert Heine suffered a fall that left him crippled for life. Today, after several major surgeries and months in rehabilitation, Heine continues to write but remains in serious pain and is barely able to walk. Still in 2015 he was able to complete two new books: A HISTORY OF SAINT VINCENTS PARISH AND SCHOOL and SEVEN KEYS TO BETTER HEALTH, a health book.

BREAKING NEWS: After six major surgeries and six hospitalizations in recent years, the Oregon Retirement System is taking action to make major cuts in the small monthly pension of disabled poet and author Steven Robert Heine. Your donations below can help him keep writing and keep his work alive!

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING - It will help this disabled Poet continue his work & touch lives! We also hope donations will help us develop this site as a resource for Texas poets.

Steven Robert Heine has created this site as a public service to the people and poets of Texas. He is retired and lives on a small pension as he continues to write and promote poetry and health issues. He was badly crippled in a fall in 2011 and today lives in a great deal of pain. He is barely able to walk. It takes considerable effort for him just to walk in the next room or get the mail. Still there are books he has not yet written and lives that need to be touched. The story of Steven Robert Heine is a story of incredible courage that you can be part of. If you would like to directly donate to support the work of this amazing author, PLEASE DONATE BELOW. And thank you in advance!

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Most books by Steven Robert Heine are available from sellers on Amazon and E Bay. Please search by 'Steven Robert Heine'. And thank you! 

If you like KINDLE BOOKS, many titles by Steven Robert Heine are available on Kindle books, including his 2009 auto-biography and his best collection of Romantic Poems.

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A FEW POEMS BY STEVEN ROBERT HEINE.

Medal of Laughter

If I've made you happy then I've won
a victory over sorrow done.
If knowing me has made you laugh,
then raise a toast in my behalf.

Everything that I could do
to make your load lighter for you...
I did enthusiastically,
that fondly you'd remember me.

Hard Times

The recession ruined
my uncle Nerp.
He walks with his back
sadly bent.
He invested a fortune
in a cologne company
and today
he hasn't a scent.

Oasis

You were first to fill my glass
sparkling love you freely shared.
Thousands passed my wretched way
but none till you reached down and cared.

Oceans

All my life
all my emotions
have come rushing at me
like vast swirling oceans.

A View

In a world of negativism
the most that any man can ask from life
is to have the opportunity
to have a positive impact 
on the lives of other people.

TO

To ladies that
I hardly knew
and those I never met
You'd have found in me
a gentle friend
and had some fun, I bet!

Dreamer

Look far away
for a little while
and tell me the dreams
that you see.

From the fountain of love
that flows from your heart
great things
will soon come to be.

Mountain Man

Tis in the mountains
that my heart is.
And there that it roams free.
Green forests remain forever
An intimate part of me.

Words of Wisdom

'Never trust an expert''
read the words on a child's shirt.
For if he really knew what he was talking about
he'd probably still be a 'pert'.

© 2016 Steven Robert Heine.