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
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.


FIRST SATURDAY each month 11:00 AM
2000 N.E. 23rd†Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The organization supports local poets in writing, performing and publishing their original poetry.

SOUP supports poetic expression without the use of profanity.
We will have open mic poetry the last Monday at 7:00 pm.
Ralph Ellison Library, NE 23rd Street and ML King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Ok.

Join us for fun, 'freshments and fellowship!

Society of Urban Poets, Inc.
Let me know if you have questions.
Thank you,
Billie J. Bowen,
more info 405-424-4228
God bless you,
and have a great 2018!

Greetings poets!
SOUP open mic poetry night
7PM on the last Monday each month
at Ralph Ellison Library.

Come to the events in June!
All events are free and
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!

"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.

If anyone would like to donate to the
Ronald E. Brownlee Scholarship Fund,
they may do so through our GO FUND ME account.

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