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  • Posted on: Friday, November 03, 2017

    Provides a historically rich collection of full-text classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on poetic forms, movements, techniques and more; includes contemporary content from the finest publishers.

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    Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Are you interested in becoming a published author? The Metropolitan Library System is proud to announce that submissions are open for our second annual Literary Magazine. This year we will accept submissions for short story, poetry, and non-fiction essay. All ages are encouraged to participate in this inclusive literary publication.

  • Posted on: Thursday, June 08, 2017

    Search thousands of literary criticisms, author biographies, full text classics, stories, and poetry.

  • Posted on: Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Reagan has some strong reads for National Poetry Month.

  • Joan Baez and Bob Dylan
    Posted on: Monday, October 17, 2016

    The times sure are a' changin' when the world's most prestigious prize for the written word goes to an American, let alone a rock 'n roller. Our lit blogger Tracy gives props to Bobby Dylan.

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    Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Librarian Kassy chronicles her rocky road to poetry success and shares a list of titles that could help you express yourself in verse. You can also learn at the feet of a master this month by attending one of our poetry clinics with Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers.

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    Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Missing Downton Abbey something fierce? Librarian Anna has summarized the entire series into six haikus in celebration of National Poetry Month!





  • Posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2016

    The earliest known lines of poetry were found on a cuneiform tablet thought to be over 4,000 years old. The first verse, “Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly if your beauty honeysweet,” tells a love story common in poetry.

  • Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015

    April is almost over, but poetry is celebrated all year long in Oklahoma, especially by Benjamin Myers. He might not be wearing a crown of laurels, but he is our state’s newest poet laureate. Nominated by the governor for a two year term, the state poet laureate serves in an honorary position promoting poetry throughout the state.

  • Oklahoma Poet Abigail Keegan - National Poetry Month Interview
    Posted on: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Have you ever wondered about the lives of poets?  Where do you they find inspiration?  Do they have day jobs?  Can you find them wandering the stacks of our libraries?  To celebrate National Poetry Month we are interviewing Oklahoma poets to find out about how poetry intersects with their lives.


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