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Dave Parsons, 2011 Texas Poet Laureate, grew up in Austin. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1961. Parsons attended U.T. Austin and Texas State University, receiving a B.B.A. After short careers of owning a haberdashery and ad agency, he moved to Houston to teach Marketing and Coach baseball and basketball at Bellaire High School. He received his M.A. from the University of Houston's Graduate Creative Writing Program in 1991. Parsons has taught Creative Writing and has coached the Handball/Racquetball Club/Team at Lone Star College since 1992. He lives in Conroe, Texas with his wife Nancy, an award-winning fine artist & graphic designer. Parsons was a recipient of a N.E.H. Dante Fellowship to SUNY, the French-American Legation Poetry Prize, and the Baskerville Publisher's Prize. He was inducted into The Texas Institute of Letters in 2009. He has published six collections of poetry; his latest is Reaching For Longer Water.

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