NATHAN BROWN

Poet Laureate of the state Oklahoma – 2013 to 2014

10 Tanglewood Trail – Wimberley, TX 78676

tel: 405.596.3211 – email: nub@ou.edu

 

EDUCATION

2005    University of Oklahoma -Norman, OK - Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in English and Journalism with an emphasis in Creative and Professional Writing

2000     University of Oklahoma -Norman, OK - M.A. in English/Creative Writing

1996     University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK - B.A. with Distinction in Linguistics

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Creative Writing:

Fall of 2013 – ENGL Introduction to Songwriting. Austin Community College. Austin, Texas.

2009 to Present – LSTD 1213 – Creativity and the Arts(online) for the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Fall 2010 – Preserving Life’s Storiesfor the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma.

Spring 2009 – Poetry for People Who Hate Poetryfor the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma.

Fall 2008 – Creative Journaling and Its Role in Learning to Writefor the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma.

Spring 2008 – ENGL 2123 – Creative Writing for the English Department at the University of Oklahoma.

Spring 2008 – Memoir: Writing Your Life’s Storiesfor the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma.

Spring 2007 – Poetic Problems: Clarity, Complicity, and Credibilityspecial workshop series for AP and Honors students in the English Program at Cedar Park High School in Austin, Texas.

Fall 2005 – CSDY 4353/5353 - Creating the Poem/Advanced Writing Workshopas Artist in Residence for the English Department at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Fall 2005 – CSDY 3573 - Fundamentals of Creative Writing Ias Artist in Residence for the English Department at the University of Central Oklahoma.

 

General:

2006 to 2012 – HR 3033 – Writing for Human Relations Professionalsfor the Human Relations Department at the University of Oklahoma.

2006 to Present – LSTD 2213 – Humanistic Tradition: Prehistory through the Renaissance(online) for the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

2010 to Present – LSTD 3243 – Humanities of the Modern World(online) for the College of Liberal Studies at the Univeristy of Oklahoma.

2002 to Present – ENGL 5003 Chicano Writers, Cultural Healers: Literature, Art, Healing, and Foodfor the Oklahoma College of Continuing Education Summer in Santa Fe Series. Co-taught with Dr. Robert Con Davis-Undiano.

2009 to Present – LSTD 3223 – Renaissance Art(online) for the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 – LSTD 3233 – Special Topics in the Humanities of the Ancient World(online) for the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Fall 2006 – LSTD 3243 – Humanities of the Renaissance through the Modern World(online) for the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005 – Freshman Composition(1213) for the English Department of the University of Central Oklahoma.

Fall 2002 – ENGL 4003 Movements in World Literatureat the University of Oklahoma. Co-taught with Dr. Robert Con Davis-Undiano.

Summer 2001 - Fall 2002 – Graduate Intern and Research Assistantfor World Literature Todayat the University of Oklahoma. Also served as editor of the World Literature Todaystudent publication WLT2.

Fall 2000 - Spring 2006 – Freshman Composition(1113 & 1213) for the English Department of the University of Oklahoma.

Summer 1997 – English as a Second Language– Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Oklahoma.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books:

2018 – An Honest Day’s Confession. Mezcalita Press.

2017 – An Honest Day’s Ode. Mezcalita Press.

2017 – An Honest Day’s Prayer. Mezcalita Press.

2017 – Apocalypse Soon: The Mostly Unedited Poems of Ezra E. Lipschitz. Mezcalita Press.

2017 – Arse Poetica: The Mostly Unedited Poems of Ezra E. Lipschitz. Mezcalita Press.

2017 – I Shouldn’t Say… The Mostly Unedited Poems of Ezra E. Lipschitz. Mezcalita Press.

2016 – Don’t Try. Co-written with Jon Dee Graham. Mezcalita Press.

2016 – My Salvaged Heart: Story of a Cautious Courtship. Mezcalita Press.

2015 – To Sing Hallucinated: First Thoughts on Last Words. Mezcalita Press.

2014 – Oklahoma Poems, and Their Poets. (Editor) Mezcalita Press. Finalist, 2015 Oklahoma Book Award.

2013 – Less Is More, More or Less. Mezcalita Press.

2012 – Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems. Mezcalita Press. Finalist, Paterson Poetry Prize and the 2013 Oklahoma Book Award.

2011 – Letters to the One-Armed Poet: A Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Village Books Press.

2010 – My Sideways Heart. Mongrel Empire Press.

2008 – Two Tables Over.  Village Books Press. Winner, 2009 Oklahoma Book Award.

2007 – Not Exactly Job. Mongrel Empire Press. Finalist, 2008 Oklahoma Book Award.

2005 – Ashes Over the Southwest. Greystone Press.

2005 – Suffer the Little Voices. Greystone Press. Finalist, 2006 Oklahoma Book Award.

2002 – Hobson’s Choice. Greystone Press.

 

Individual Poems:

2018 – “Sunset Symphony” set to music by Joshua Fishbein. Along with Chorus Austin, the winner of the Dale Warland Singers Commission Awardpresented by Chorus America and the American Composers Forum.

2017 – “The Cardinals and Finches Know My Mother” in Oklahoma Humanities Magazine.

2016 – “Men Often Crawl” in Switchgrass Review.2016, Volume 2.

2016 – “A Corona, Salt & Lime” in the Texas Poetry Calendar, 2017.

2016 – “Presbyopia” in Walt’s Corner, Long-Islander Newspaper.

2016 – “I Think of Guitars Under the Sea,” “Every Time My Toilet Flushes,” “22 Cans of Campbell’s Soup” in Conclave: A Journal of Character. Fall 2016, Volume 10.

2015 – “On the Way” in Christian Ethics Today.Vol. 23 Num. 3. Summer 2015.

2015 – “A Question of Prefixes” in Blue Hole: A Magazine of the Georgetown Poetry Festvial.2015 Edition. Georgetown, TX.

2015 – “Between Two Artists” in SEEN Journal, XV:1 Landscape Issue. Wenham, Maryland.

2015 – “The World Is a Stage, Full” and “Tony Has Died in His Albuquerque” in Malpaís Review, Winter 2014-15. ABQ, NM.

2015 – “And What For?” The Enigmatist, Volume 10.

2013 – 2 Poems, “Testament” and “Perpetual,” in Malpaís Review. Autumn 2013. Albuquerque, NM.

2013 – Featured Author. 6 Poems in Red River Review. November Issue. Dallas, Texas.

2013 – 3 Poems in Oklahoma Humanitiesmagazine. Summer 2013.

2012 – 2 Poems in Chokecherries. The SOMOS Anthology. 2012. Taos, NM.

2012 – 4 Poems in Malpaís Review. Summer 2012. Albuquerque, NM.

2012 – “Panhandle Skies” in Oklahoma Today Magazine. May/June, 2012.

2011 – “Whither It Goes” and “Fellow Failures” in descant. Ed. Dave Kuhne. Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas. Vol 50, 2011.

2011 – 12 Poems in Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas. Ed. by Marilyn Robitaille and Moumin Quazi. Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas. Volume 8 2011 – 2012.

2011 – “That Southern Fire” in Texas Poetry Calendar 2012. Ed. by Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser. Dos Gatos Press, Austin, Texas, 2011.

2010 – “The Sign” and “Short Poems” in Blue Hole: A Magazine of the Georgetown Poetry Festival. Ed. by Mike and Joyce Gullickson. 2010.

2010 – “Prerequisite” in Blueberry Rain and Chocolate Snow. An online journal. May Issue, 2010. Visual Artists Collective, Chicago.

2010 – “Karma Crisis” in Di-verse-city 2010. Anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin Poets International.

2009 – “Sidewinder Highway” in World Literature Today. July Issue 2009.

2009 – “Such Is Life” in Concho River Review. Volume XXIII, Number 2 – Fall 2009.

2009 – “Making Payments” and “Pharmacology Report” in Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. Issue 9, Fall 2009.

2009 – “Questions in the Wind” in Wichita Falls Literature and Art Review. Spring 2009 Volume II, Number 1: Roots. Wichita Falls, Texas.

2009 – “Tamales and Dirt” in Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature. January 2009 Vol. 13. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Press. Belton, Texas.

2008 – “Wayfarer” and “Out Gallivanting” inCrosstimbers.Spring/Summer 2008. USAO, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

2007 – 4 poems in The Blue Rock Review. 2007-08 Vol. 3 No. 1: Seeing. Wimberley, Texas.

2007 – “Short Poems” in “Walt’s Corner” of The Long-Islander. (A column started by Walt Whitman in 1838). Thursday, October 18, 2007. Volume 168, Issue 44. p A9.

2007 – “Under Black Mesa” in Oklahoma Today. (Centennial Collectors Series). September/October 2007 Volume 57, Number 5.

2006 – 3 poems in NONzine. October 13th2006 Volume 1, Issue 19. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2006 – “Either Way” in Christian Ethics Today. Fall 2006 Volume 12, Number 4; Aggregate Issue 61. Denton, Texas.

2006 – 3 poems in The Blue Rock Review. 2006 Vol. 1 No. 2: Next. Wimberley, Texas.

2006 – “Renovations at the Santuario de Guadalupe” on Poetrybay (online poetry magazine). Winter 2006 Issue. Editor: George Wallace. Northport, New York.

2005 – 8 poems in The Blue Rock Review. 2005 Vol. 1 No. 1: Genesis. Wimberley, Texas.

2005 – “Too Far” - “Loose Words” in Byline Magazine. September 2005 Issue No. 291. Edmond, Oklahoma.

2004 – “May Day” - “Southern-Fried Sundays” in Christian Ethics Today. Vol. 10, Number 1 Aggregate Issue 48 February 2004.

2002 – “Handicap” - “In a Title”. WLT2 – World Literature Today 2: A Student Publication. Volume 4 Autumn 2002.

 

Anthologies:

2018 – Word Fest Anthology 2018.Waco Arts Festvial. Waco, TX.

2017 – Not My President Anthology.Thoughtcrime Press. Portland, OR.

2016 – Word Fest Anthology 2016.Waco Arts Festvial. Waco, TX.

2016 – Texas Weather Anthology.Lamar University Press.

2014 – Oklahoma Poems, and Their Poets.Ed. Mezcalita Press. Norman, OK.

2012 – 15 Poems in 8 Voices: Contemporary Poetry from the American Southwest. Baskerville Publishers, Fort Worth, Texas.

2011 – Co-Editor of Agave: A Celebration of Tequila in Story, Song, Poetry, Essay, and Graphic Art. Ink Brush Press. Dallas, Texas.

2011 – 4 Poems in New Poetry Appreciation. Yunnan University Press. Kunming China. Volume III, 2011. (in conjunction with Chicago Poetry Group). Poems translated by Wang Hao.

2011 – Essay – “Listing: Side to Side, Top to Bottom” in Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry. Dos Gatos Press, Austin, Texas.

2010 – Four Poems in Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing. Mongrel Empire Press, Norman, Oklahoma.

2010 – “My Good Man” in Travelin’ Music: A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie. Village Books Press, Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

2008 – 4 poems in Two Southwests. English/Chinese translated collection. Visual Artists Collective. Chicago, Illinois.

 

Prose:

2013 – “Giving Poetry Another Chance” in This Land Press. Vol. 4 Issue 21. Nov. 01, 2013.

2013 – “The Common Good of Poetry” in Oklahoma Humanitiesmagazine. Summer 2013.

2011 – “Bursting My Bubbles” (with original photograph) in Oklahoma Humanities magazine. Fall 2011.

2009 – Essay: “Poetry and the Problem Child” in The Blue Rock Review. 2008-09 Vol. 4 No. 1: Friction. Wimberley, Texas.

2008 – Essay: “The Problem with Poetry’s Eyes” in The Blue Rock Review. 2007-08 Vol. 3 No. 1: Seeing. Wimberley, Texas.

2006 – Essays: “Next in Context” and “Passion” in The Blue Rock Review. 2006 Vol. 1 No. 2: Next. Wimberley, Texas.

2006 – Article: “Bean there, done that” in theOklahoma Gazette. Co-written with Jim Chastain. 2006 Vol. XXVIII No. 17, April 26, 2006.

2004 – Poetry reviews for Special Features page of the Sunday Oklahoman.

2004 – Essay: “Switching Gears on a Tightrope” in Baptists Today. Vol. 22, No. 1 January 2004. Macon, Georgia.

2003 – Essay: “The $100 Bill Test”. Oklahoma Gazette. Vol. XXV No. 50 December 11, 2003.

2002 – Essay: “A Half a Ton of Pig Meat —or— Who Reads Dissertations?” WLT2 – World Literature Today 2: A Student Publication. Volume 4 Autumn 2002.

2001 – Essay: “Will the Wolf Survive? Los Lobos and Chicano Cultural Identity”. WLT2 – World Literature Today 2: A Student Publication. Volume 3 Autumn 2001.

2000 – Article: “Motormouth Bailey Smith Erupts Again”. The Oklahoma Observer– March 25 Issue / Vol. 32, No. 6.

 

Photography:

2011 – several pieces in various issues of Oklahoma Humanities magazine. Summer and Fall 2011.

2010 – “Cyril V” cover of Blue Hole: A Magazine of the Georgetown Poetry Festival. Ed. by Mike & Joyce Gullickson. Georgetown, TX. 2010.

2009 – “The Job Tree” in World Literature Today. July Issue 2009.

2007 – Exhibition: Cyril and Santa Fe Series at The Cyril Historical Society Museumon Main Street in Cyril, Oklahoma.

2007 – Exhibition: Cyril and Santa Fe Series at Journey Imperfect Faith Communitygallery on 3009 Industrial Terrace in Austin, Texas.

2007 – Exhibition: Cyril and Santa Fe Series at The Performing Arts Studiodepot gallery on 200 South Jones in Norman, Oklahoma.

2007 – Exhibition: Cyril and Santa Fe Series at Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffeeson 207 East Main in Norman, Oklahoma.

2006 – 15 Photographs: in The Blue Rock Review. 2006 Vol. 1 No. 2: Next. Wimberley, Texas.

2006 – Exhibition: Cyril Series at The Blue Moon Art Baron 2916-C Paseo Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

Music:

2018 – CD: “The Streets of San Miguel” – Austin, TX. Nathan Brown Publishing.

2009 – CD: “Gypsy Moon” – Austin, TX: Nathan Brown Publishing.

1998 – The Performing Songwriter Magazinefeatured "The Why in the Road" as one of the Top 12 Independent Recordings in its May/June issue.

1997 – CD/Tape: “The Why in the Road” - Norman, OK: Sharewater Records.

1997 – CD: “Driftin’ Away” - Norman, OK: Sharewater Records.

1993 – Song: “Chill” - Norman: Sharewater Music – 30,000 copies bought by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a classroom tool to help calm potential violence after the Rodney King verdicts. “Chill” was also made into a video by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arsenio Hall.

1991 – CD/Tape: “What Does This Have to do with Anything” - Norman, OK: Sharewater Music.

1990 – Song: “Words Will Never Do” - Nashville: Tourmaline Music, Inc. Recorded by Cynthia Clawson. Words Will Never Do. Dayspring, a division of WORD, 1990. [#23 on the Billboard Gospel Top 40.]

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

2018 – Featured Reader at Oklahoma State Univeristy. Stillwater, OK.

2018 – Featured Reader and panelist for the Waco WordFest of the Waco Arts Festival. Waco, TX.

2018 – Featured Reader for the Lucidity Poetry Retreat. Eureka Springs, AR.

2016 to Present – Feature at The People’s Poetry Festival. Texas A&M Corpus Christi, TX.

2016 > 2017 – Featured reader at Tulsa Community College. Tulsa, OK.

2014 – Featured Reader for the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association’s Signature Poetry Series, Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance.Long Island, New York.

2013 – Karma Crisis. Keynote speaker for the Texas State Poetry Societyannual conference. Dallas, Texas.

2013 – Why Reading and Writing Poetry Still Matters. Oklahoma Humanites Awards Banquet. Oklahoma City.

2013 to Present – Featured reader and workshop leader for the Oklahoma Symposium.

2012 to Present – Featured Reader for the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival – East Central University – Ada, Oklahoma.

2011 – Featured Reading from Letters to the One-Armed Poet(as well as a Songwriter Concert).Georgetown Poetry Festival. Georgetown, Texas.

2011 – Letters to the One-Armed Poet: a Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli.Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Annual Conference – Austin, Texas.

2011 – Gernerating New Material.Panelist. Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Annual Conference – Austin, Texas.

2011 – Letters to the One-Armed Poet: a Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli.Langdon Review Weekend – Granbury, Texas.

2011 – Letters to the One-Armed Poet: a Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli.“Poetry at Paul’s” Poetry Series – Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2011 – Letters to the One-Armed Poet: a Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli.Scissortail Creative Writing Festival – East Central University – Ada, Oklahoma.

2011 – Letters to the One-Armed Poet: A Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli.15thAnnual ASU Writers Conference– Angelo State University – San Angelo, Texas.

2011 – Featured Reading for the Winter Writers’ Series. Society of the Muse of the Southwest. Taos, New Mexico.

2010 – Featured Reading (as well as a Songwriter Concert).Georgetown Poetry Festival. Georgetown, Texas.

2010 – My Sideways Heart.Langdon Review Weekend – Granbury, Texas.

2010 – National Featured Reader: Austin International Poetry Festival – Austin, Texas.

2010 – Presentation/Reading: Two Tables Over— Scissortail Creative Writing Festival – East Central University – Ada, Oklahoma.

2010 – Bukowski for A While—14thAnnual ASU Writers Conference– Angelo State University – San Angelo, Texas.

2009 – Panel Presentation: Oklahoma Author Panel— 102ndOklahoma Library Association Annual Conference – Reed Conference Center – Midwest City, Oklahoma.

2009 – Ashes Over the Southwest— for the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2009 – Two Tables Over— for the Creative Writer’s Festival at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Other Presenters: Larry Thomas (Texas Poet Laureate) and Alan Berecka.

2007 – Raising Poetry from the Dead(panel) — Red Dirt Book Festival 2007. Other Presenters: Oklahoma authors/poets Dorothy Alexander and Jim Chastain.

2007 – Ashes over the Southwest— Scissortail Creative Writing Festival – East Central University – Ada, Oklahoma, Department of English.

2007 – Writing Your Book and Getting It Published— for the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today. Panel discussion with American Book Award winner, Rilla Askew and Oklahoma Book Award winner Molly Griffis.

2006 – Jargonalia: On Academia and the Tradition of Academic Language— Reading Traditions, Appropriating Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Rhetorical, Literary, and Cultural Studies – University of Oklahoma.

2006 – The First Day of Class: Ethos and a Few Other Things that Matter— Transitions: Spring Writing Symposium 2006 – Oklahoma City Community College.

2006 – Educational Transitions— Transitions: Spring Writing Symposium2006 – Oklahoma City Community College.

1998 – Will the Wolf Survive: Los Lobos and Chicano Cultural Identity—Transhistoric Thresholds Graduate Conference at Arizona State University.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

2019 - Workshop Leader for Descanso Creatives Ireland Retreat—Magic and Mysticism: Writing in the This Places. Dublin, Ireland.

2018 – Workshop Leader for Descanso—Creative Passages: Writing Life from the Five Senses. Tuscany, Italy.

2016 & 2018 – Served on the selection committee for the Oklahoma Poet Laureate appointment.

2016 & 2017 – Served as Vice President of the Austin Poetry Society.

2015 – Served as judge for theTexas Institute of Letters Literary Awards.

2014 – Served as judge for the Oklahoma Poetry Out Loudstate competition.

2013 – Served as judge for the Oklahoma Poetry Out Loudstate competition.

2013 – The Imanginative Storm. A workshop for the Taos Poetry Festival.

2012 – Listing: Side to Side, Top to Bottom. A workshop for the Austin International Poetry Festival.

2011 Telling Your Story: Tools for Everyone. Creativity Workshop for the Blue Rock Foundation. Wimberley, Texas.

2011 How to Write or Tell a Better Story. Workshop for the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute. University of Oklahoma.

2011 How to Build Infrastructure for Poetry and Song. Creativity Workshop for the “Writing Workshop Series.” Norman Arts Council. Norman, Oklahoma.

2011 Listing: Side to Side, Top to Bottom – Tips and Tecniques for Writing Every Day. Creativity Workshop for the Annual Woody Guthrie Festival. Okemah, Oklahoma.

2010 to 2015 – Judge for the Jerry Bradley Award in Creative Writingat the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2009 to 2012 – Poetry Judge for The Young Writer’s Contestat the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference – Oklahoma City University.

Summer 2006 to Present – serve on the Winter Wind Concert Series committee for the Performing Arts Studio of the Norman Arts Council.

Spring 2005 to Present – serve on the editorial board for The Blue Rock Review – Wimberley, Texas.

2005 – The San Juan Workshopsin Ouray, Colorado (Inkwell Literary Services) with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn.

Fall 2004 - Fall 2005 – Faculty Reader for the New Plains Review– University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

Spring 2003 to Present – Special Events Assistant for World Literature Today’sNeustadt International Prize for Literatureand the Puterbaugh Conference on World Literature.

 

AWARDS & TITLES

2013 to 2014 – Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma.

2013 – Finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. New Jersey.

2013 – Superior Teaching Award – College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

2012 – Pushcart Prize nomination for “Somalia’s Children” (Baskerville Publishers.

2010 – Pushcart Prizenomination for the poem “Little Jerusalems” Monrel Empire Press.

2009 – Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for the book, Two Tables Over.

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Golden Key National Honor Society

1999 – Dr. Betty Evans Scholarship in English Award- For superior creative writing and critical essays.

1997 – The Norman Chamber of Commerce– The Business and the Arts & Humanities Committee Award - “Very Talented Norman Neighbor” for outstanding achievements in the Arts and Humanities.

1997 – Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association“One Plus One” Summer Songwriting Contest – Third Place for the song “This Time” – Category - Contemporary / Folk.

1991, 1992, 1995 – President’s Honor List - University of Oklahoma.

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

2005 – 2007 – Curriculum and Program Consultant to the Dean of the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma.

1998 - 2004 – Student Coordinator for Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma. Student mentoring and counseling. Leadership of weekly philosophical discussion and study groups.

1996 - 2001 – First Baptist Church, Norman, OK – Ass. University Minister. Student mentoring/counseling. Travel/event planning.

1989 - Present – professional musician, speaker, songwriter, and poet.

1983 - 1988 – Peach’s Music Company, Norman, OK – Store Manager.

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 

Austin Poetry Society

Annual Woody Guthrie Festival

Habitat for Humanity.

Inner city construction projects and prison concerts for various states, churches and organizations.

Coordinating Council – Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma.

 

LANGUAGES

 

Hebrew(2 years), Russian(1), Spanish(sem.) and Creek(sem.) – as well asLatin(2 years) and Spanish(1) in high school.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Academy of American Poets

The Writers’ League of Texas

Austin Poetry Society

Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Songwriters and Composers Association

Norman Arts Council – Songwriters Association of Norman

Oklahoma Center for the Book

 

REFERENCES

 

Dr. Robert Con Davis-Undiano– University of Oklahoma, Neustadt Professor in English and Executive Director of World Literature Todayand the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.110 Monnet Hall, Norman, OK 73019 – (405) 325-4531 / Email: rcdavis@ou.edu

Dr. Jerry Bradley– Professor of English, Lamar University. Beaumont, TX – (409) 679-1592 / Email: jerry.bradley@lamar.edu

Dr. Gladys Lewis– Professor of English, University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond, OK – (405) 974-5607 / Email: gslewisphd@cox.net

Dan S. Hobbs– Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. 2533 Beaurue Drive, Norman, OK 73069 – (405) 321-8661 / Email: dhobbs405@aol.com

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