Johnie CatfishJ. C. Mahan aka “Johnie Catfish,” will be the featured reader at Second Sunday Poetry on December 11, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Mahan fondly refers to his poetry as being “currently nostalgic and the youthful sound of age.” There is no admission charge. Light refreshments will be served.

A local street poet in the Oklahoma City area, Johnie Catfish has been the featured poet at Full Circle Book Store, the Shawnee Poetry Reading, Wayward Poets, The Depot, and is a frequent presenter at Scissortail Creative Writer Festival in Ada at East Central University.

He has been published in Blood and Thunder Literary Journal, Woody Guthrie Collections, Ink and Letters journal from OBU, and in the Dragon Poets online journal. He has 6 self published chap books. His current poetry collection is "Living Posthumarously" and he is working on recording two new collections; "I Hate Poetry" and “Autumn in Costa Brava and Other Fictitious Places."

J. C. Mahan lives in Edmond with his wife, raising bees, chickens, ducks, geese, and peacocks. He is also a hairstylist and owns JC's Funky Hair Ranch Salon in Edmond where they occasionally have wine tastings, poetry readings, art shows and concerts.