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.

Turn A Phrase is accepting submissions! To find out more, please click here.

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.



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 thirty books including, most recently, Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), Scar (Etruscan, 2020), Behemoth (New Criterion Prize, Criterion Books,…
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Will Clarke

WILL CLARKE is the author of several works of fiction, including The Neon Palm of Madame Melancon, Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles: A Spy Novel (sort of), and The Worthy: A…
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Alex Temblador

Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada and Half Outlaw.In addition to her work appearing in literary magazines like PALABRITAS, she is a contributor to Living Beyond Borders: Growing…
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Sherrie Zantea

Sherrie Zantea (Candy) has been writing and performing poetry for over 28 years. Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team, and to date has been on 15 poetry slam…
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Ayesha Asad

Ayesha Asad is from Dallas, Texas. Her work has been included in the 2020 Best of the Net Anthology, and her writing appears or is forthcoming in PANK, diode poetry…
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Chris George

Chris George is the author of THE OCCULTATION (Surveyor Books). He is a writer, educator, and artist who lives and works in Dallas, TX. You can find him virtually at…
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Kim Nall

Kim Nall is a poet and educator from Dallas, Texas. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas and is an MFA candidate at Carlow…
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Alan Gann

Alan Gann facilitates writing workshops and afterschool programming at Texans Can Academy, and wrote DaVerse Works, Big Thought’s performance poetry curriculum. A multiple Pushcart and Best-of-the-Net nominee, Alan is the author of three volumes of poetry: Better Ways to See (forthcoming from Assure Press), That’s Entertainment (Lamar University Literary Press), and Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler (Ink Brush Press). His nonexistent spare time is spent outdoors: biking, bird watching, and snapping photographs.
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Emily Ramser

Emily Ramser is a queer activist-teacher-scholar-poet living in Denton, Texas where they write, collaborate, and perform with the creative collective Spiderweb Salon and study blackout poetry. Check out their history of blackout poetry at https://www.thehistoryofblackoutpoetry.org/ and follow them on Twitter @RamsersRhetoric."
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Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu Pai is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She is the author of several books including Virga (Empty Bowl), ENSŌ (Entre Ríos), Sightings: Selected Works (1913 Press), Aux…
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