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Chris Abani, Our 20th Featured Poet | April 4, 2018 |

Sample Chris Abani’s Poetry Celebrating Our 20th Year! Update: Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was originally scheduled for the 2018 event and has had to cancel his appearance. We hope to host […]

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Simon Armitage | 2017 Featured Poet

Poet Simon Armitage will be on campus Wednesday, April 05, 2017. 9:30 AM reading and conversation about writing process 8:00 PM public reading preceded by at open mic (6:15-7:30) and […]

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Andrea Gibson | Fall 2016 Featured Poet

Poet will perform on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 PM in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music’s BlackBox Theater. RSVP for seating. Spoken word artist Andrea Gibson will perform at Oklahoma […]

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Marie Howe | 2016 Featured Poet

Click Here to Read Marie Howe’s Poetry Poet will be on campus for Workshop/Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 06, 2016. Acclaimed poet Marie Howe is the author of three volumes […]

Tracy K. Smith | 2014 Featured Poet

Click Here to Read Tracy K. Smith’s Poetry Poet will be on campus for Workshop/Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 02, 2014. One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, […]

Terrance Hayes | 2013 Featured Poet

Click Here to Read Terrance Hayes’ Poetry Poet will be on campus for Workshop/Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 03, 2013. One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance […]

Claudia Emerson | 2012 Featured Poet

Click Here to Read Claudia Emerson’s Poetry Poet will be on campus for Workshop/Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 04, 2012. Born and raised in Virginia, Claudia Emerson won the won the […]

Carolyn Forché | 2011 Featured Poet

Click Here to Read Carolyn Forché’s Poetry Poet will be on campus for Workshop/Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Known as a “poet of witness” and human rights advocate, Carolyn […]

Natasha Trethewey Interview

April 07, 2010 Regina Bennett: Last night I looked at some of your interviews and your prose stuff that you’ve been writing and you constantly refer to the historical erasure […]

Natasha Trethewey | 2010 Featured Poet

Read Natasha Trethewey’s Poetry | Our Interview with Natasha Trethewey Poet will be on campus for Workshop/Poetry Reading on Wednesday, April 07, 2010. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey will be featured at […]