John Graves Morris, Professor of English at Cameron University, will read from his work at the January 10 Second Sunday Poetry Reading in The Depot, 200 S. Jones, at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.
Having settled in Lawton after a lifetime of living in various places because of his father's military service and then his mother's schooling and employment, John's poetry has as one of its chief themes his adaptation to such a life and to his adopted home. Other themes include the human situation in a mutable world, the beauty of the natural world, the music and magic of language, and the stories and characters who encompass all of these.
A dynamic and popular reader of his work, Morris is the author of a limited edition chapbook, Learning to Love the Music, and a full length collection titled Noise and Stories. “John Morris is a poet of great versatility, sensitivity, and perception. He takes a moment from our lives, crystallizes it into forever. This is lovely work.” says author Rilla Askew.
Enjoy “Haunting the Mind: Beings that Fly,” paintings by Connie Seabourn, while in the Depot Gallery for the poetry reading.
Phone 405-307-9320, for additional information about this and other programs at The Depot made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council.