Jessica IsaacsThe December 13 Second Sunday Poetry Reading at The Depot, 200 S. Jones, will feature Jessica B. Isaacs.  Isaacs was recently awarded the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for her first full-length book of poems, Deep August (Village Books Press, 2014).  The free reading begins at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.

Isaacs has presented her writing at several regional and national conferences, and has published her poems in various journals and anthologies, including Cybersoleil Literary Journal, All Roads Lead Home Poetry Blog, SugarMule’s Women Writing Nature, The Muse, Elegant Rage, Short Order Poems, September 2014, and Scissortail Commemorative CD, 2014. She is a member of the coordinating committee for the Woody Guthrie Poets, and she is also the founder and co-editor of Dragon Poet Review, an online literary journal,

An English professor at Seminole State College, Isaacs serves as the director of SSC’s annual Howlers & Yawpers Creativity Symposium.

Second Sunday Poetry is a program of The Depot, hosted by Carl Sennhenn, past Oklahoma Poet Laureate and Oklahoma Book Award winner for Poetry. For information on this, and other programs of The Depot, phone 405 307-9320. Programs at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council.