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Malvern presents: An Evening with Dr. Sybil Pittman Estess

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An Evening with Dr. Sybil Pittman Estess


May 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm




Join us for a reading from poet Dr. Sybil Pittman Estess, who will be introducing her latest collection, Like That, published by Alamo Bay Press.


Poet Dr. Sybil Pittman Estess was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and has degrees from Baylor University, the University of Kentucky, and Syracuse University. She is the author of five books of poetry: ManeuversLabyrinthSeeing the Desert GreenBlue, Candled in January Sun; and her most recent work, Like That. She has also written a collection of criticism on Elizabeth Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art, and has co-written a multi-genre creative writing textbook, In a Field of Words. She has published in over 150 literary critical essays, reviews, and editorials in journals, magazines, and newspapers includingParis ReviewThe Texas ReviewdescantConcho River ReviewLouisiana Literature,ShenandoahBorderlandsSouthern Poetry ReviewThe Southern ReviewManhattan ReviewThe Mississippi ReviewThe Jewish Herald Voice, and The Houston Chronicle. Estess has lived in Houston with her spouse, Dr. Ted L. Estess, for thirty-seven years. She is the mother of one son, Benjamin Barrett, and the grandmother of two granddaughters, Himma Lynn Estess and Zollie Be Estess, both of whose mother is Briana Jane Bassler.