Join us for a poetry reading and cold beverages at the Taproom, featuring visiting poets Timothy Bradford and Chad Reynolds (Oklahoma City) and local poet Lesley Wheeler.
Timothy Bradford is the author of the poetry collection Nomads with Samsonite (BlazeVOX [books], 2011) and the introduction to Sadhus (Cuerpos Pintados, 2003), a photography book on the ascetics of South Asia. Recent work has appeared in No Assholes, Atticus Review/Boo’s Hollow, Art Focus Oklahoma, This Land, The Oklahoma Review, and Upstairs at Duroc. He cofounded Short Order Poems in 2014 with Chad Reynolds and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University.
Chad Reynolds is the author of six poetry chapbooks, including Drummer (Greying Ghost, 2015), Eau-de-Vie (Sixth Finch Books, 2015), and Indian Hills, OH (Migrant Press, fall 2015). His poems have appeared in Washington Square, Cutbank, Meridian, Puerto del Sol, Redivider, minnesota review, Octopus, Sink Review, Spork Press, and elsewhere. He lives in Oklahoma City where he runs Short Order Poems, which he co-founded with Timothy Bradford in early 2014. In 2015, with poet Alexis Orgera, he founded Penny Candy Books, a children's book press dedicated to publishing books that reflect the diverse realities of the world we live in.
Lesley Wheeler is a writer and illustrator in Lawrence, Kansas. Her photo-essay "A Little Hell of Its Own" won the 2013 Bone Bouquet Experimental Prose Contest, and other work has appeared in Omniverse, Forklift, Ohio, and ILK. She studied at the Pratt Institute, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently at KU. You can find her at home with her dogs.