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Judith RycroftDecember 8, 2019 brings Oklahoma City poet Judith Rycroft to Second Sunday Poetry at The Depot. The free reading begins at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.

Judith Rycroft is a retired dual-national, living in Oklahoma City, occupied and pre-occupied with her Australian daughter, rescued Brussels Griffons dogs, writing, and traveling. She has taught English, Creative Writing, and ESL in Bangladesh, Norway, Thailand, and at UCO, OSU, Rose State and OCCC in Oklahoma.

Most of her adult life has been spent overseas. Along the way she has had poetry and essays published in magazines and literary journals such as NEA Journal, The [ITC] Communicator, Piecework, New Plains Review, and Pegasus. She was the editor and co-translator of the Bergen International Arts Festival Catalogue, author of two 3-act plays performed by Bergen Community Theater, editor and contributor to the [British] Diplomatic Service Wives’ Association Journal, world-wide distribution.

Her poetry collections Ashes of Song and Coloured Leaves (British) have been joined by her 2019 American publication Colored Leaves.

She is currently working on a memoir, Twenty Years on the Verge of Diplomacy.

Second Sunday Poetry readings, hosted by former Oklahoma Poet Laureate Carl Sennhenn, have been a program of The Depot since it’s founding in 2004. The Depot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create and present excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community. 

All programs at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by Norman Parks and Recreation Department.