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Dear Oklahoma, a monthly podcast brought to you by the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library, the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, and KOSU radio will feature writers who engage Oklahoma themes in their works.

Dear Oklahoma, a monthly podcast brought to you by the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library, the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, and KOSU radio will feature writers who engage Oklahoma themes in their works.
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United States

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Dear Oklahoma, a monthly podcast brought to you by the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library, the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, and KOSU radio will feature writers who engage Oklahoma themes in their works.

Twitter:

@oohrp

Language:

English

Contact:

405-744-9778


Episodes

Episode 3: Kate Strum - Spiritual Affliction

12/21/2018
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In this episode, Kate Strum reads her Pushcart Prize-nominated essay, “Spiritual Affliction: A Thank You Note to Oklahoma.” Lindsey and Emily talk to Kate about the meaning of home, why the poetry of Simon Ortiz matters, and the occasional hazards of telling neighbors that you’re a writer.

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 2: Brandon Hobson - Terlingua

11/28/2018
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In this episode, National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson reads from his new novel-in-progress, Terlingua, live at Soul City Gastropub in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brandon chats with Lindsey and Emily about creating fictional characters who crave connection by any means necessary, his reasons for setting stories in small-town Oklahoma, his explorations of Native identity and gender in his works, and why he eschews labels such as “writer.”

Duration:00:33:20

Episode 1: Deborah J. Hunter - Nothing Stays Buried Forever

10/24/2018
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In this episode, poet and actor Deborah J. Hunter reads two poems based on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that she wrote and performed in Tara Brooke Watkins’ play, “Tulsa 21: Black Wall Street.” Lindsey and Emily talk to Deborah about the use of the word “massacre” versus “riot” and discuss what it means to confront this violent, painful, and hidden moment of Oklahoma’s history through poetry.

Duration:00:18:02

Episode 0: Introducing Dear Oklahoma

9/26/2018
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In this episode, Emily and Lindsey chat with Kelly Burley from KOSU radio about the premise for Dear Oklahoma, its mission, and the upcoming season. Emily and Lindsey explain how they ended up covering the Oklahoma Teacher’s Walkout earlier this spring and reflect on what it means to inspire the next generation of Oklahoma writers. Listeners will hear poets Clem Heard and Deborah J. Hunter discuss their favorite teachers, as well as teacher-politician John Waldron read his powerful Dear...

Duration:00:27:59