Zach Houston

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Zach Houston
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Known forArtist, Poet

Zach Houston is a California conceptual artist and poet. He is best known for his "poemstore", an ongoing business/literature performance. Many other poets have similar projects.[1][2] The "poemstore" has received coverage from Charles Osgood,[3] CBS News,[4][5] Katie Couric,[6] The NY Times, The LA Times,[7] reviewed by Kenneth Baker, critic for the San Francisco Chronicle[8] NPR,[9] and many others.[10] In 2011 the poemstore was the focus of two major exhibitions. One, entitled poemstore at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.[11] The other, a collaborative exhibition at SF Camerawork.[12] in 2012 he was featured in the exhibition in Den Haag, Holland, Let Us Keep Our Own Noon. In 2008 Zach Houston was the runner up for San Francisco SECA Award by SF MOMA. Zach Houston has also pursued a musical career. SPACE TIME,[13] use your words, Freeerways[14] and faux pseudo fake fake.


  1. ^ Custom poetry, while you wait Article about artist who was inspired by Zach Houston
  2. ^ "Street Poet". August 18, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Osgood File – Zach Houston Archived April 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Christine Lagorio (June 17, 2007). "Paper, Plastic Or Poetry?". CBS News. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Supermarket poet – CBS Video". May 9, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  6. ^ George Osterkamp (CBS News producer); John Blackstone (Correspondent) (April 12, 2007). "Poetry In The Produce Aisle". CBS news. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "Custom poetry, while you wait-Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press". November 26, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  8. ^ "Artist Zach Houston writes poetry on demand – February 21, 2009|By Kenneth Baker, Chronicle Art Critic". February 21, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "A Poem Store Open for Business, in the Open Air".
  10. ^ Park, Jane (December 12, 2008). "Pennies For Prose- Golden Gate Xpress". Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  11. ^ Personal Poems Made Here Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "As Yet Untitled: Artists & Writers in Collaboration | by Brady Welch". {region}: Art Practical. April 23, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  13. ^ Space Time (August 23, 2010). "SPACE TIME's sets on SoundCloud – Create, record and share your sounds for free". Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  14. ^ UM. "freeerways | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Retrieved January 17, 2012.

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