Jason Z Guest

publicist and poet

Wandering into the wild of words.

About


A seventh-generation Texan and native of the arguably famous Paris, Texas, Jason Guest calls Austin home. By trade, Guest owns and operates a boutique travel and music communications firm, Guest Public, and is partner in Argentina-based Caburé Films.

One never to shy from storytelling, Guest is member to an obscure Texas fraternal order affectionately known for its satire, and contributes to a creative writing group led by Austin musician Bob Schneider. While a lifetime of colorful characters and southern charm have shaped his spirited voice, it is a love of Latin America, travel and the great outdoors that fuels his passion for writing poetry. In 2018 Guest will visit South America by invitation of The Society of Writers of Chile to present his poetry in the birthplace of Latin America’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature, Gabriela Mistral. His poems first featured in 2017 at the International Literary and Arts Festival of Santa Ana in El Salvador.

For the past several years Guest has also produced, managed and promoted several landmark Texas music projects including for the distinctive Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association, for Texas Songwriter U, and has worked alongside several performance rights organizations, CMA and GRAMMY Award-winning artists.

In other achievements, Guest founded Latin America travel media brand Centro Y Sur, recognized as 2011 Publication Design of the Year by the Media Industry Network. In 2006 he co-founded Pure Golf, Inc., an independent content production company which became the PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM. Following graduation at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Missouri at Columbia, Guest also spent nearly a decade in commercial and public sales and marketing with tech giants Dell and SolarWinds.

As husband and father, Guest cherishes time with family, and as an avid outdoorsman, often found trail running, hunting, fly fishing, and in wildlife and ranch management.

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Wordsmithing across Latin America

NEXT STOP: CALI, COLOMBIA in 2019

News


IN THE NEWS
APPEARANCES
  • 2018 October: Chile: Society of Writers of Chile (SECH), Gabriela Mistral Branch, Coquimbo Region, XXI Meeting of the World of Culture in La Serena, Vicuña and Paihuano. / Sociedad de Escritores de Chile (SECH), Filial Gabriela Mistral, Región de Coquimbo, XXI Encuentro del Mundo de la Cultura, en La Serena, Vicuña y Paihuano.
  • 2017 April: El Salvador: Autonomous University of El Salvador, Santa Ana, International Festival of Art and Literature. / La Universidad Autónoma de Santa Ana, El Salvador. El Festival Internacional de Arte y Literatura.

Poetry


A limited selection of poetry by Jason Z Guest

The backstory to how, when and why I found joy in this written form.

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Led by the prompt of "things in boxes" this poem explores the concept of keepsakes.

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A product of the Poetry Machine creative writers group, this poem began with the prompt "no matter how".

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A triolet capturing my thoughts on mainstream media.

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Time spent on Rio Chagres fed this retrospective of Panamá.

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A poem of witness fed from a simple prompt.

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A collection of four related poems reflect upon both the wilds of everyday life around the crater-lake region of Lago de Coatepeque, El Salvador, and the relationship between its coffee farmers and Mother Nature.

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La poesía ofrece un enfoque único para las retrospectivas de viajes y la inspiración. El poema "Perdí un hombre se encontró" observa a dos extraños divididos por una barrera del idioma, pero de alguna manera capaces de comunicarse.

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Wild Words


My latest creative writing project, Wild Words, delivers handwritten poetry by e-mail each week to subscribers. Each poem is simply fed by everyday prompts and observations. Equally two-fisted and passionate, works may range from the beautiful to the obscure. 

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Click here for the Wild Words newsletter archives.

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