Oklahoma Poet Laureate Visits Belle Isle Library


Nathan Brown, Oklahoma’s Poet Laureate, will present a free program on the art and craft of poetry writing and presentation at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 10:00a.m.

“’Write a Better Poem,’” said Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks, “is for beginners and experienced poets.  Nathan will be talking about revision, which is a part of the writing process a lot of people don’t take seriously enough.  He will advise poets that in addition to things every reader needs to know, there are things readers don’t need to know as well.”

Brown was named Poet Laureate for 2013-14 by Governor Mary Fallin in late 2012.

When his appointment was announced, Brown said that “Poetry is experiencing a powerful renaissance in the states right now, in a move to come down out of the clouds of incoherence and back to readers and audiences—wonderful stories and lyrics that reach out to listeners, instead of pushing them away.”

For details, call the Belle Isle Library at 843-9601.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.


The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.