Oklahoma

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.

upcoming events

date
Oct 15 2016
Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, mystery, young adult fantasy, writing queries and synopses for literary agents, and more. The day also includes one-on-one editing sessions with the Nimrod board of editors, readings, and panel discussions. Key guests include National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, and Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, which won the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry. Also joining the conference will be fiction writer Toni Jensen, author of From the Hilltop: Stories, which was published in 2010 through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press; poet Chloe Honum, author of The Tulip-Flame; memoir writer Beth Kephart, author of A Slant of Sun; mystery writer Will Thomas, author of Anatomy of Evil; young adult writer Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement; and romance writer Sherry Thomas, author of The Hidden Blade. They will join over thirty other writers and editors.

The cost of the workshop is $60. Scholarships are also available.

For more information, contact Nimrod at 918-631-3080, nimrod@utulsa.edu or visit the website: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

10:30am
800 South Tucker Drive
74104 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oct 14 2016
Nimrod Write Night and Awards Celebration

Join Nimrod International Journal for our first annual Write Night in celebration of the winners and judges of Nimrod's annual writing contest. The evening will feature a special Author Chat with National Book Award Winner Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, and National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, and the 38th Annual Nimrod Literary Awards Ceremony, with readings by Chad B. Anderson, Bryce Emley, Markham Johnson, and Ruth Knafo Setton. The Author Chat, Awards Ceremony, and Book Signing afterward are free and open to the public. An Author Reception featuring all the Conference guest authors will precede the Author Chat and Awards Ceremony.Author Reception Tickets: $50. This includes the Author Reception, a copy of either The Turner House OR Voyage of the Sable Venus, and reserved seating for the Author Chat and Awards Ceremony.Two-Day Pass, including Nimrod Write Night and Saturday Conference: $100.Reservations and payment for the Author Reception alone and the Two-Day Pass must be received by October 7th. No reservations are needed for the Author Chat and Awards Ceremony. One-Day Pass registrants may register up to Late Registration on the 15th.For more information, contact Nimrod at 918-631-3080, nimrod@utulsa.edu or visit the website: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

7:00pm
800 South Tucker Drive
74104 Tulsa, Oklahoma

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poems

poem
A man staring at a small lake sees
His father cast light line out over
The willows.  He's forgotten his 
Father has been dead for two years
And the lake is where a blue fog
Rolls, and the sky could be, if it
Were black or blue or white,
The backdrop of all attention.

He wades out to join the father,
Following
poem
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
2
poem

for Danny Fletcher

          I.  Call and Response
		
                    1
			
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