Second Sunday Poetry will feature Dr. Todd Fuller reading from his works, beginning at 2:00 pm on April 9 in The Depot, 200 South Jones. Light refreshments will be served at the free reading. All are welcome.
Poets through millennia have tackled the subjects of life, death, the vastness of the cosmos and how insignificant human beings are compared to all of this. Yet Todd Fuller finds ways to distinguish himself by focusing on the beauty of what lies between birth and death, with strands of Pawnee history and cosmology woven among life’s threads.
Fuller earned English / writing degrees from Indiana University (BA), Wichita State (MFA), and Oklahoma State (PhD). He has had two books published, 60 Feet 6 Inches and Other Distances from Home: the (Baseball) Life of Mose YellowHorse (Holy Cow! Press, 2002) and To the Disappearance (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015). His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including: American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Cimarron Review, Hawai'i Review, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Red Earth Review, and Third Coast.
Fuller is also working on a collection of essays, From Scratch, about his experience co-founding Pawnee Nation College, at which he served as President from the time it was established by the Pawnee Business Council in 2004, to 2011. He currently lives in Norman with his wife and kids. He serves as Associate Director for Research Development at the University of Oklahoma.
Second Sunday Poetry Readings are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council. Carl Sennhenn, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate and two-time Oklahoma Book Award Winner in Poetry, hosts the long standing series. For further information about this and other events at The Depot, visit www.normandepot.org or phone 405 307-9320.