You can think of Dan Parsons as the Clark Kent of poetry. By day, he’s a mild-mannered creative writing teacher at Lone Star College-Montgomery. By night, he’s a daring poet. His latest book, New and Selected Poems, collects several of his award-winning pieces and previous favorites. Critic Ange Mlinko wrote that Parson’s work has ''no artificial barrier between art and life, love and intellect.'' (We always hate it when art and life are separated, don’t you?) Parsons reads from and signs New and Selected Poems today at 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For -information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Tue., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., 2012