Month: August 2014

Upcoming Workshop: Turn an ordinary chair into a poetic work of art

Enjoy a creative morning at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry and design a poetry-art chair. ROMP has several on display featuring the works of Whitman, Dickinson, Sexton, Yeats, Bukowski and more. Join ROMP director Shaun Perkins, who will facilitate a museum tour, give…

We Work in the Dark

It is a hood ornament for my printer,Both black, both exactlyThe same length. Where did it liveIn his house? A few miles from here,The Grand River snakes between cliffsWhere a train used to run,Its whistle charting my mother’s sleep.

Ode to a Kleenex and Other Pocket Poems

The pocket poetry case in the museum is full, with pocket poems overflowing into the shelves below it. So I am going to move some of them. I took some pictures first to share here.

Happier Ignorant

I was sweeping in the museum today and noticed this post-it note folded up and sticking out the bottom of the Secret Box. This wooden box is in the Secret Corner of the museum. A very comfortable chair sits in the corner. It is…

Radio Show about Poetry: Those Were the Days

I bought this book in a flea market because of the last page in it, a poem “To One Who Does Not Care For Poetry,” which I love.  (Read it below) Of course, then I had to investigate who Tony Wons was–check out that…

Heirophant

Teach what you want to learn, she says to me And she walks away, for every reaction There is for every branch on one side Of the tree there is for every step Forward there is for every shunning Of the light there is…