A youngest brother turns seventeen with a click as good as a roar, finds the door and is gone. You listen for that small sound, hear a memory. The air-raid sirens howled of summer tornadoes, the sound thrown back against the scattered thumbs of grain silos and the open Oklahoma plains like the warning wail of
In 2015 Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appointed Benjamin Myers to the position of state poet laureate for 2015-2016. Myers is the author of two books of poetry, Lapse Americana (NYQ Books, 2013) and Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press, 2010), and is the Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Jul 22 2015
Join Nimrod Journal for a reading from its spring issue, Circulatory Systems: Current and Connection. The staged reading will feature poetry inspired by circulatory systems all around us: connections to each other, to the external world, and to our internal worlds. We also invite members of the public to join us in reading their favorite poems related to the theme.
The event, which will take place in TU's Tyrrell Hall Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Each person will have two minutes to read their favorite poem whose theme involves current or connection in any form. To sign up to read, please call or send an email with your name, contact info, and the title and author of the poem you will be reading.
For more information, contact Nimrod at 918-631-3080 or email@example.com.
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Sometimes I'm so lachrymose I forget I was there with my darling—I call her my darling to make her more anonymous, so she can't take up all the space in my brain. But please, can I continue, or must I look away from such openness, those spools of light bringing red and fine threads of silver to her