Oklahoma State University

Press Kit:
Oklahoma Ovation-11/20/2009

The OSU Center for Oklahoma Studies hosts “Oklahoma Ovation” each November to celebrate Oklahoma’s admission as a state. This year’s speaker is Oklahoma Poet Laureate, Jim Barnes.

Barnes has published eight books of poetry, two of poetry in translation, one of criticism and an autobiography. Many of his works have been honored, including The Sawdust War, which received the Oklahoma Book Award in Poetry.

The OSU Center for Oklahoma Studies is a interdisciplinary unit including members from the Library’s Oklahoma Oral History Research Program and the English and history departments.

  • When: 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2009
  • What: Oklahoma Ovation featuring Oklahoma’s 2009 Poet Laureate Jim Barnes
  • Who: Free and open to the public
  • Where: Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, OSU-Stillwater

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