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
Book Discussion
meets the Third Thursday
of each month
at the Full Circle Bookstore
50 Penn Place
Oklahoma City, OK.


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 2017!
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.

"These Words," our new book of poetry, is on sale now.
Please contact
Billie Bowen,
to get your copy.
Call 405-424-4228 or send an email to
Cost is $15.00.


Greetings poets!
We will have our monthly open mic poetry at 7pm
in Ralph Ellison Library.
Yes, there will be treats for the kids
and great poetry!†
We will have a TRUE open mic open to the public.
Remember no profanity.
Also, there are sometimes young poets present so be mindful of your subject matter, please.
You are welcome to read your works or that of your favorite poet!
No profanity!

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.

Contact Us
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P O Box 11351
Oklahoma City, Ok. 73136
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