Friday, April 23, 2010

Albert Huffstickler Park update ...

The small park that a large contingent of friends of the late Albert Huffstickler had hoped would be named after the Austin poet has been named after the "Tree Lady," a former council woman.

The thought to memorialize Huff has not passed, however. There is a movement afoot to name a small section of Hyde Park after Huff and it is gaining some traction with the Austin City Council. Hyde Park was close to Huff's home and he was affectionately, if unofficially known as "The Poet of Hyde Park" while he was still alive.

Here is the press coverage

I have measured
my solitude on
the scale of
my being
and come up with
a formula
for converting
ashes in sunlight
Albert Huffstickler
Lilliput Review, #111

the grass and wheat
sunlight stretches on

translated by David G. Lanoue


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