Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Nothing more . . .

Nothing more remains of the house her father built close—too close—to the tracks. Not the wrap-around-porch where she and her sisters perched like a charm of songbirds. Not the wooden swing hung from the porch ceiling. Or the morning glories … Continue reading

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homecoming . . .

Each April, Oklahoma poet Ken Hada gathers writers together for three days of readings,  camaraderie and celebration of the written and spoken word at East Central University’s Scissortail Creative Writing Festival in Ada, Oklahoma. This was the second year I’ve had the … Continue reading

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tornado season . . .

Growing up in Oklahoma, I was no stranger to the annual springtime threat of tornadoes. I can remember many times when my family answered the siren’s call by trekking underground to the relative safety of our home’s full basement to wait … Continue reading

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My most beautiful thing . . .

I grew up on the Oklahoma plains, but I never felt part of it until I moved away.  Then I realized that the place I came from is like my people.  Wild and raw and expansive.  With long horizon lines … Continue reading

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