John Igo has published more than 12 books on poetry, folklore, history, and has written for a variety of periodicals for more than 60 years. He has produced numerous plays and is the founding producer/director of the Renegade Theater.

Educator ~​

Artist - Producer - Critic

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Mr. Igo has been a mentor to generations of San Antonio area poets, has also taught poetry to the totally deaf adult in a privately-funded project. He regularly contributes and advocates to raise awareness on physical and mental health.

Author​ ~

Poetry - Historical - Playwright

May 29, 1927 - August  9, 2016


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John Igo

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A native of San Antonio and a graduate of Trinity University, he has taught at Trinity, St. Mary’s Hall, San Antonio College, and the University of the Incarnate Word. 


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"I admired him greatly. What started out over ten years ago as a simple interview regarding his work, had turned into a great friendship. After a while, he confided in many personal things about life in general, but most often our conversations steered toward literary history and modern publishing. John loved words more than anything and I will miss sitting across from him as he framed his stories effortlessly. Classical music gently played on the radio next to him and I often mistook the music as a soundtrack to his stories."  - Gary Demers, Founder, Notable Press

Civic Leader ~​​

 Philanthropic - Mentor - Advocate