Month: May 2014

ALWAYS OPEN

The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is ALWAYS OPEN. Anytime you want to come out, do. Give an hour-notice by phone or a day’s notice by email, and you are good to go . . . come. 918-864-9152 (Shaun) rompoetry@gmail.com From personal experience, I…

Forget Me Not: Autograph Book Exhibit

  This summer I will be replacing the Marginalia exhibit in the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry with one on Poetry in Autograph Books. I think finding poetry-worthy marginalia in old books was kind of a singular phenomenon, meaning, I am crazier about such…

Mockingbird

My mom used to tell us how she yearned to go to Mockingbird Hill. It was somewhere in the countryside near Snake Creek, so enticing-sounding, so Eden-like: One could glimpse paradise in a place called Mockingbird Hill.

Hypoterranean Art Song

Shaun’s on the roof Hiding all her poetry Others are all aloof Working out the world’s truth Art’s all around us Makes you wanna be alive Creating all that makes us Causing countless high-fives Look out world Art is making kindred

His Arrival

His hair contains the texture of a long morning in bed. I kneel beside his body, my hands near his head, his breath already in time with my world. Blood marks his forehead. I rub it away, and like anyone’s mother Smoothing the part,…

ROMP Thrift Editions . . . coming soon

One day I will have a ROMP gift shop in the ROMP Shop, across the pasture from the museum. I am working on the inventory right now. I want to, of course, sell poetry books in it, and I will stock books by Oklahoma…