Poet and publisher of poetry Dorothy Alexander will read from her recent work on March 8 at The Depot, 200 S. Jones. The Second Sunday Poetry Reading begins at 2:00 pm. There is no admission charge.
Dorothy Alexander of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, a retired attorney who practiced law in rural western Oklahoma communities for thirty-five years, is a self-taught poet, writer and storyteller. She is the author of several poetry and story collections, editor of four anthologies and is currently working on a memoir.
Dorothy is co-owner with Devey Napier of Village Books Press, an award-winning publishing house featuring the works of Oklahoma writers.
Dorothy has been a featured reader at the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts and Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City, Benedict Street Market in Shawnee, the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, the American Language Association Conferences, the American Popular Culture Conferences, and in local venues throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and New Mexico. She is a founding member of the Woody Guthrie Poetry Readings in Okemah, Oklahoma, and curator of the Poetry @ The Paramount monthly readings in Oklahoma City.
Dorothy’s work is inspired by the agrarian literary tradition and the populist political movements in the rural United States. She embraces primarily the narrative form, what she calls “narcissistic” narrative, and “selfie” poems. The Oklahoma Center for the Book selected Dorothy as recipient of the Carlile Distinguished Service Award for her services to the Oklahoma literary community in 2013.
Second Sunday Poetry has been a program of The Depot for more than ten years and is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council. For more information phone 405 307-9320.