Fair warning: Get your scary poem on!

scary-poemsGot a scary poem in you? Let it come out. The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is hosting a Scary Poem Contest that includes a reading of your poem at the Oct. 25 Dark & Scary event at the museum. Cash prizes for the top 3 winners!

Anyone can send in a poem, but winners must be present: We need to hear you tell us your poem around the campfire in the dark . . . where the sasquatch and coyote might be lurking. Continue reading

18 Altered Thoughts on the 18th

poetsWith apologies (somewhat) to the poets:

1. “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion but an escape from emotion” that helps you become a dried-up, humorless man. (Eliot)

2. “Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words” about rotting corpses. (Poe)

3. Poetry “takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility,” made possible by your sister cooking, cleaning, and editing for you. (Wordsworth) Continue reading