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Poetry Reading

Dorothy Alexander and Ken Hada

March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Dorothy Alexander

LESSONS FROM AN OKLAHOMA GIRLHOOD

Dorothy Alexander is a poet, publisher and storyteller living in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, where she is the co-owner, with Devey Napier, of Village Books Press.  Art by Oklahoma Women

She has published three collections of poetry in the past six years:  “The Dust Bowl Revisited”, “Borrowed Dust”, and “Rough Drafts”.  She also writes non-fiction stories and essays, and has edited two collections of oral history of her home community in western Oklahoma.

Ken Hada not quite pilgrims
“Ken Hada’s Not Quite Pilgrims presents a natural world brimming with promise: there are owls in the trees, trout in the rivers, and wild geese in “feral skies”; there is a “chestnut mare” leaning over the fence that contains her; there is the weighted and meaningful “stillness of stars.” In such a place, … Continue reading

Ken Hada is a poet and professor at East Central University where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. Ken finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. His work has received the 2017 SCMLA Poetry Prize, has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, received the Western Heritage Award, named finalist for the Spur Award and three-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards. In 2017 Ken graciously accepted the Glenda Carlile Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. His published poetry collections include Bring an Extry Mule, Persimmon Sunday, Spare Parts, Margaritas & RedfishThe Way ofthe Wind and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill. He also has an ebook, Contour Feathers, and Way of the Wind is available in ebook as well. A popular reader of his work at venues around the country, Ken also helps to edit the journal All Roads Will Lead You Home.

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