Remembering Red Hen Poet Austin Straus

Today Red Hen remembers one if its beloved poets, Austin Straus. Austin published three collections of poetry with Red Hen Press, including Drunk With Light, Intensifications, and The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry, a collection co-written with his late wife Wanda Coleman. Austin was also a well-respected painter, and designed the covers of all three of his publications with us. We remember him today, and always for his profound impact on the poetry scene of our home city, Los Angeles.