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

annesextonchair 009Enjoy 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 instructions and provide all materials, for this fun and inspiring workshop. Continue reading “Upcoming Workshop: Turn an ordinary chair into a poetic work of art”

Musings, Poems

Happier Ignorant

DSC04380I 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 surrounded by poetry and secrets that people have made un-secrets. Continue reading “Happier Ignorant”

Musings, Poems

Radio Show about Poetry: Those Were the Days

DSC04378I 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 snazzy photo of him! Continue reading “Radio Show about Poetry: Those Were the Days”



shaundogTeach 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 for every turn
Of the page there is for every rock
Spiraling into the water there is
For every bird with a broken wing Continue reading “Heirophant”