The Society of Urban Poets

The Society of Urban Poets, Inc.

The acronym SOUP was adopted because it suggests a variety of tastes
and textures tastefully mixed together and ending up as a savory dish
that can be appreciated by all.
SOUP is good food all year íround, not just on a cold winterís day!
Some of SOUPís goals are to promote poetic expression
without the use of profanity, and to establish an outlet
for poets to display their works and share their talents and art
with the community and public at large.

Poems from SOUP members

Ms. K. C. Robinson

Mr. Alan Washington
Ms. Pauli Tooley
Mr. Alvin C. Love
Ms. Billie J. Bowen
The Society of Urban Poets, Inc. was organized in March, 1992 at the Ralph Ellison Library and incorporated on September 4, 1993.
Founding members are
Mrs. Billie J. Bowen
Ms. Lynnette Hodge
Mrs. Occie Weaver
Mr. Ronald Eugene Brownlee
If anyone would like to make a contribution to the Ronald E. Brownlee Scholarship fund, they may do so by contributing to our GO FUND ME account.


FIRST SATURDAY each month 11:00 AM
2000 N.E. 23rd†Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Billie J. Bowen,
more info 405-424-4228

The organization supports local poets in writing, performing and publishing their original poetry.
SOUP supports poetic expression without the use of profanity.
Society of Urban Poets, Inc.
Let me know if you have questions.
Thank you,
God bless you,
and have a great 2015!
Ronald E. Brownlee Scholarship Banquet
is held every other year in order to raise funds for a scholarship which is awarded at our annual poetry recital at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The Society of Urban Poets, Inc. will host their 25th Annual Poetry Recital
Sunday, December 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Capitol
in the Governor's Blue Room, 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City.
The members of S.O.U.P. will recite poetry and guest poets who wish to present their original poetry are invited to participate.
There will be a reception in the second floor rotunda following the program.
Guests are encouraged to call 405-339-4844 in order to reserve a seat.
You may also send an email to Admission to this semi-formal event is free.
Hello fellow poetry lovers!
Come enjoy and participate
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Greetings poets!!
The monthly Poetry Cafe will be
on last Monday, at 7:00pm
at Ralph Ellison Library.
As always, we hope to see you there
for poetry and for spoken word.
We will have a TRUE open mic, remember no profanity.
Also, there are sometimes
young poets present so be mindful
of your subject matter, please.
There will also be refreshments.
You are welcome to read your works
or that of your favorite poet!
No profanity!
"These Words," our new book of poetry, is on sale now.
Please let me know if you are interested in buying a copy.
Call 405-424-4228 or send an email to
Cost is $15.00.

Contact Us
©The Society of Urban Poets, Inc.
P O Box 11351
Oklahoma City, Ok. 73136
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