Sat, Apr 22|
Center for Public Secrets
Tulsa LitFest: Poetry Open Mic with Guest Host Keely Record
Join us for a poetry reading and open mic hosted by Keely Record! With special guests Jake Skeets, Ken Hada, and Jessica Isaacs.
Time & Location
Apr 22, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Center for Public Secrets, 573 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA
About this Event
Join us for a poetry reading and open mic hosted by Tulsa poet Keely Record. We'll be joined by special guests Jake Skeets, Ken Hada, and Jessica Isaacs.
Jake Skeets is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, winner of the National Poetry Series, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, American Book Award, and Whiting Award. He is from the Navajo Nation and teaches at the University of Oklahoma.
Ken Hada is a poet and professor at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. His work has received the 2022 Oklahoma Book Award, 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 six-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards.
Jessica Isaacs, founder and co-editor of Dragon Poet Review, received the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for Deep August. Her poems appear in Oklahoma Today, Poetry Bay, Cybersoleil Literary Journal, All Roads Lead Home Poetry Blog, Malpais Review, SugarMule’s Women Writing Nature, One Sentence Poems, Short Order Poems, My Life with a Funeral Director, Scissortail Commemorative CD, and Elegant Rage.
Keely Record is Euchee and Muskogee and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received an MFA from the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University. She serves on the editorial board of Nimrod International Journal. Her poetry has appeared in Atlas Poetica and Bamboo Hut.