For seven years, the Word Around Town Tour has offered the brightest and the best of Houston’s poets for free to the public. It’s the perfect chance for you to experience some local wordplay. The tour kicks off this week with one of our most famous wordsmiths, Marlon Lizama, at Bohemeo’s. Lizama’s style is hip-hop-based, with a quick cutting delivery that speaks volumes about the street, a place where “education is a thought as crazy as equality.” You can also catch Stephen Gros over at Boomtown Coffee if your tastes run to the more darkly existential. Gros’s mesmerizing voice has a subtle power that draws you into the intense personal musings of his verse as he walks you through his own twisted logic. Times and locations vary. Through August 19.
Aug. 12-19, 2012