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Oklahoma Humanities Magazine

Culture. Issues. Ideas.

Oklahoma Humanities magazine fosters conversation and new perspectives through articles, interviews, and beautiful color images. From public policy issues to cultural heritage, you'll find an engaging forum for new ideas and productive civil discourse.

Click here to read the complete Spring | Summer 2017 issue or link to individual articles below.

2017 - A Year of New Initiatives
      By Ann Thompson

At Last Poetry
A New Genre from an Old Friend

The Editor's Desk
      By Carla Walker

April Fools' Day in Ada, Oklahoma
On Finding Poetry Everywhere
      By Naomi Shihab Nye

How to Read a Poem
      By Ken Hada

West Word Ho!
Cowboy Poems and Frontier Ballads
      By Kimberly Roblin

Poets Hating Poetry
Can't Anyone Give Poetry a Break?
      By Ryan Stuart Lowe

The Rule of Cool: Poetry of the Beat Movement
      By Paul Varner

The Poet Has Spoken
Can Words Break Down Social Barriers? Yes. Yes, They Can.
      By Jason Stephenson

Six Poets to Make You Fall For Poetry
Even the Most Poetry Averse Will Find Something to Love in These Poets.
      By Benjamin Myers

Spring Renewal
A Garden of Verse from Oklahoma Poets

The Poet's Life
Thoughts from a Poet on His Craft
      By N. Scott Momaday

Noteworthy from the Board of Trustees
      By Ken Fergeson