Del Cain

All about Del

I'm Del Cain and I'm a writer and editor of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. I have had two nonfiction books published, Lawmen of the Old West: The Good Guys and Lawmen of the Old West: The Bad Guys as well as one chapbook of poetry, Songs on the Prairie Wind. I have written nonfiction articles such as one for the magazine section of Fort Worth Business Press on the restoration of the old Swift Co. office building in the Fort Worth Stockyards. My poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Cross Timbers, West View, Blood and Thunder, The Enigmatist, Abandoned Towers, and for several years in di*verse*city, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. My short stories also have been published in various places including an anticipated anthology from the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop. Late in 2011, I will have a book of poems from Diminuendo Press titled, People, Places, and Other Things. I'm a long time member of DFW Writers Workshop and was honored in 2010 by being made a life member. (That means I don't have to pay dues anymore.) We do a major conference every year that might interest you. You can find information on each at and

I have participated in the Austin International Poetry Festival for many years as a reader, volunteer, and venue host. I serve as an advisory board member and I have been one of the Texas featured poets. That gave me the opportunity to read at multiple venues at the festival and to teach a workshop. You would be welcome at the festival in April each year. Check it out at

I live in Saginaw, Texas with the perfect wife, Isabel Flores, and the most annoying dog, Spike. I play guitar, harmonica and, occasionally, bass, in a band called Common Folk that plays for the 11:30 folk service at Trinity Episcopal Church and folk/country/traditional music for outside gigs when we're asked. I play with great enthusiasm to make up for a certain lack of skill. I worked for many years for the State of Texas to whom I am grateful for my pension.

I try every year to grow some of my own groceries because those cardboard tomatoes from the grocery store are awful. Mostly that just feeds the bugs and birds but it gets me out from behind this computer once in a while. I like rain, reading, holding hands, horses, guitars, good music, dark beer, dark chocolate, dark nights, and would, almost certainly, like you.