Vancity Original® is proud to link up with Houston-based poet Van G. Garrett. He shares our name and consistently puts out great work.

Van G. Garrett appreciates boxing and the trumpeted sounds of Miles Davis. A watch aficionado, Van is the author of Songs in Blue Negritude (poetry), ZURI: Selected Love Songs (poetry),The Iron Legs in the Trees (fiction), and 49: Wings & Prayers (poetry).

Van is the writer-in-residence at the KCAM Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend.

Check out for more information on his latest work and tour dates.

"Garrett deals in plain words, strong rhythms, clear images; his passion brings them to life."

- David Gates,
Senior Editor of Newsweek