Teaching Artist

kyndrah2ROMP director Shaun Perkins is an Oklahoma Arts Council Teaching Artist who can come to your school or group to teach, facilitate, and present poetry, storytelling and more.

Perkins regularly meets with teachers and presents staff development. She has been an Oklahoma Library Association presenter and conducted staff development for librarians across the state.

DSC04691Over the years, her workshops have been presented at numerous conferences and festivals, including the Oklahoma Arts Council Annual Conference, the National Association for Poetry Therapy Annual Conference, The National Storytelling Network Conference, The Popular Culture Society Conference and many more.

shaun-wgShe is also available as a Teaching Artist in residence for extended periods for schools and other organizations. Her specialties include providing a friendly, engaging experience of poetry for all ages, storytelling, wordplay, creative writing of all types, teaching strategies, group facilitation strategies, and more.

Performing Artist

POEM LIFE is Perkins’s one-woman shaun at comedy parlor 2show that is an interactive, entertaining exploration of poetry in our lives–explored through the metaphor of crime. Perkins can bring this show to your community, school group or organization. For more information about the show, see the POEM LIFE page.

If you would like to enhance an event with the beautiful wordplay of poetry, you can also hire Perkins to write poems in a minute for your audience. She has done this many times with great success at various festivals and venues, and pDSC03530eople walk away with an awesome gift.

Events that would be perfect for Poems-In-A-Minute:

Conferences of any type
Festivals of any type

She can take a flat rate hourly fee from the host or donations from customers. She will travel almost anywhere but asks for a travel fee if the destination is more than an hour from Locust Grove.

Poems-In-A-Minute at the Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa


For  more information visit her personal website:

Journey in Words

Or contact her by phone (918-864-9152), email (rompoetry@gmail.com), or the form below: