Oklahoma

The current state poet laureate of Oklahoma is Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, appointed in 2017. Mish is the author of three poetry collections, most recently What I Learned at the War (West End Press, 2016). She is the recipient of several awards, including the Oklahoma Book Award and the WILLA from Women Writing the West. Mish is currently the editor of Mongrel Empire Press and serves as program director and professor of English at Oklahoma City University.

upcoming events

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Oct 20 2018
Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Nimrod Journal will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at The University of Tulsa. The conference will feature workshops on fiction, poetry, memoir, mystery, young adult literature, romance, fantasy, and literary agents. Participants may also have their work critiqued one-on-one with a Nimrod editor and/or sign up for an agent-led novel-pitch critique session. Over 30 acclaimed authors and editors will take part in the event. For more information, contact Nimrod at 918-631-3080 or email [email protected].

10:00am
440 S. Gary Ave.
74114 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oct 19 2018
Nimrod Write Night

Nimrod Journal and Booksmart Tulsa will host Write Night 2018 at Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Write Night will feature a reception and Author Chat with poet and National Book Award nominee Patricia Smith, author of Blood Dazzler, and nonfiction and fiction writer and Oklahoma Book Award winner Rilla Askew, author of Fire in Beulah. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nimrod at 918-631-3080 or email [email protected].

6:30pm
2435 S. Peoria Ave.
74114 Tulsa, Oklahoma

recent & featured listings

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Festival Scissortail Creative Writing Festival Oklahoma
Festival Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival Oklahoma
Writing Program Red Earth MFA University of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Writing Program Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Oklahoma
Writing Program University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma
Writing Program University of Central Oklahoma Oklahoma
Literary Magazine Cimarron Review Oklahoma
Literary Magazine Nimrod Oklahoma
Literary Magazine World Literature Today Oklahoma
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Gardner’s Used Books & Music Oklahoma

poems

poem

for Danny Fletcher

          I.  Call and Response
		
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Plumbline of disaster, shadow storage
    of the way thought travels, the opinion,
the sentiment, only assertion following silence,
    only a way of everlasting breathing,
a verb searching for grammar too devoted
poem
                   for Chief Black Kettle & the Cheyenne People
I. 2016            
   that journey
 
i was tired
not ready for
a long drive
i live
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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
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