Turn a Phrase

The Writers Garret is proud to announce a new, regular feature for our site. Each new post will present a selected writer with connections to the North Texas area and the Writers Garret.
Here, at Turn A Phrase, we post on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Each post will highlight the work of a author in the North Texas Area, including special interviews.
We are grateful to live and work in a region full of energy, talent, and artistic collaboration, and proud to be a part of that community.
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Prose and Poetry

There’s never a shortage on Prose and Poetry writers. Check out all of our authors here. We will post new segments every 2nd Friday of the month.

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Interviews

Check out our exclusive interviews with artist from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. We will post a new segment every 4th Friday.

New Posts

Bruce Bond

Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-six books including, most recently, Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (L.E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Book Prize, Elixir Press, 2018), Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, 2018), Frankenstein’s Children (Lost Horse, 2018), Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), and The…
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Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie and two collections of poetry: The Habiliments and Of All Places In This Place Of All Places. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is an Associate Editor for Southwest Review, and the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX,…
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Darius Ajai Frasure

Professor Darius Frasure is a highly sought after poet and creative life coach. He holds degrees from Paul Quinn College, Luther Rice Seminary, and National University. His work revolves around partnerships with literary arts and education organizations, which impact the state of Texas and the U.S. His poetry appears in many literary journals and select readings are on…
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Sallie Crotty

Since Sallie moved to Seattle, I interviewed her by email.  I sent her a few questions and she returned with answers. I first met Sallie when she participated in a Mayborn Prep class that Bill Marvel and I taught.  Sallie is lovely and bright and deep and insightful. Qualities I treasure in a writer. How…
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Ashley Mag Gabbert, Ph.D.

Mag Gabbert holds a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her essays and poems have been published in 32 Poems, Stirring, The Rumpus, Thrush, Anomaly, Phoebe,Birmingham Poetry Review, and many other journals. Mag teaches creative writing at Southern Methodist University and for Writing Workshops Dallas; she serves as an associate…
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Drema Hall Berkheimer

This is a shout out to any of you who write, maybe a little, scribbling in a notebook or you tap out some thoughts on your screen.  You have a secret hope of producing a book or publishing short stories. Maybe you think you are too old, spent too much time on the rest of…
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Logen Cure

Logen Cure is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Still, Letters to Petrarch, and In Keeping. She’s an editor for Voicemail Poems. She curates Inner Moonlight, a monthly reading series at The Wild Detectives in Dallas. She serves as an English faculty member at Tarrant County College and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from…
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Robin Underdahl

Robin Underdahl is coauthor with Anshel Brusilow of Shoot the Conductor: Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy (UNT Press, 2015), whichreceived first place in the 2015 INDIEFAB book prizes (Music and Performing Arts) and in the 2014 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Contest (book manuscripts). Her fiction and memoir has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Columbia, Coachella Review Upstreet, and other journals. Her novel The…
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Margaret Allyson

Margaret Allyson enjoyed a long career in publishing and is now happy to sleep late, work in the garden, faff around with textiles, play with food, and generally have a fine old time. She’s written books (nonfiction), songs (some pretty good), poems, and countless magazine articles. Margaret is basically a decent human being, and she’s glad…
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Bill Marvel

Bill Marvel is a lifelong journalist and writer, starting at the Rocky Mountain News in 1961; The National Observer, where he was art critic and senior arts editor from 1969 to 1977; and The Dallas Times Herald and The Dallas Morning News, where he was senior feature writer, until 2008.  His freelance work has appeared in…
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