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 ’round, not just on a cold winter’s day!
Some of SOUP’s 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.

The organization supports local poets in writing, performing and publishing their original poetry.
Billie J. Bowen,
President Society of Urban Poets, Inc.

SOUP supports poetic expression
without the use of profanity.

more info 405-424-4228
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.
If anyone would like to make a contribution to the Ronald E. Brownlee Scholarship fund, they may do so by making their check payable to the Society of Urban Poets, Inc. (SOUP) and mailing to P O Box 11351, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73126.

Ms. Pauli Tooley

The Killing Power
By Pauli Tooley

Our hate has rested on one man.
Show you that hate, I think I can.

Backbiting a neighbor, cutting a friend;
Back fences broken down that we refuse to mend.

So ‘They’ are not our color, race or creed;
We turn our backs on each and every need.

Show you that hate and the killing power:
We have met the enemy and the hate is ours.

©2012 Pauli Tooley

Ms. Tooley has written many poems.
Read more
Rubber Duck in a Truck Flood
Computer Rap
Real Doctors

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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
Mr. Ronald Eugene Brownlee
Mrs. Billie J. Bowen
Ms. Lynnette Hodge
Mrs. Occie Weaver.

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P O Box 11351
Oklahoma City, Ok. 73136
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