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Poetry - Historical - Playwright

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May 29, 1927 - August  9, 2016

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


Award Winning Author

John Igo

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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.

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