Events

Treasure Time: Everyone Invited!

whitmanchair 008Everyone is invited to our next event.

Saturday, Sep. 14

6-9 p.m.

Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry

6619 S. 438 Rd., Locust Grove OK

We are easy to find, and you will enjoy the good company of words and people and nature and dogs and words and . . . oh yeah….a little bit of poetry. Continue reading “Treasure Time: Everyone Invited!”

Musings

Oklahoma’s True Poet Laureate: Woody Guthrie

My students have been studying the life and work of Woody Guthrie. It’s his centennial, and good old Oklahoma is finally coming around to see what an important man this guy from Okemah really was. My fellow Okies tend to hold a grudge for way too long, and in this case it was never warranted—to think someone was a communist (which he wasn’t) and a socialist (which he was, though didn’t care for the tag) is not a decent reason to deny his value. Continue reading “Oklahoma’s True Poet Laureate: Woody Guthrie”