Carl Sennhenn2001-2002 Oklahoma Poet Laureate Carl Sennhenn will read from his recent work at the Second Sunday Poetry Reading on June 10 at 2:00 pm in the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones.  All are welcome to attend this free reading.  Light refreshments will be served.

During his two-year term as Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, Sennhenn worked with high school creative writing students in local high schools and gave readings to groups as far away as Georgia.  In 2007, Sennhenn's third book of poetry, TRAVELS THROUGH ENCHANTED WOODS, was awarded first prize in poetry by the Oklahoma Center for the Book.

Sennhenn retired as a Professor of English and Humanities at Rose State College, Midwest City, after fifty years in the classroom.  During his long career he taught students of all ages, from fifth grade to university and college students to senior citizens.  In semi-retirement now, he teaches creative writing for senior adults as part of the Community Education program at Rose State.  He has given workshops and readings both locally and nationwide.

At present, Sennhenn is taking drawing classes at Rose State and completing his fourth book of poetry, AND SOMETIMES, EVEN I, to be published later this fall by Village Books Press.

Second Sunday Poetry Readings are a program of The Performing Arts Studio, which also produces Summer Breeze, Winter Wind and Sunday Jazz Concerts.  Enjoy the work of the St. Gregory’s University Art Faculty in the Depot Gallery through June.