Month: September 2014

Writing Workshop with Oklahoma Book Award Winner!

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the museum will host a poetry workshop taught by Oklahoma Book Award winner and professor Jeanetta Calhoun Mish. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tour of the museum, followed by a workshop at 7:00 p.m. Participants of…

Name This Poem

Molly tells me you can read Your fortune in the bathtub: Run out, count the stars, then Lock yourself in the bathroom, turn Off the lights, and you’ll see Your grave in the bathtub—I did. But she must be lying. Oh what I wouldn’t…

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

Originally posted on Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry:
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…

Me and Ken and Two Animals

1. The frog at night Is not alarmed to be spotlighted Or at least does not scamper But merely poses For the shot Ken takes, The first of a series That highlights the frog

Crestview Trailer Park, Stillwater OK, 1981

And what I remember is the traffic of trucks, the smell of chlorine sharp as overripe melons busted open in dead grass late summer, the heat of the west-facing metal door in the afternoon