The organization supports local poets in writing,
performing and publishing their original poetry.
Billie J. Bowen,
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. K. C. Robinson
By K. C. Robinson
From the moment of its very inception it summons you to motion.
Your body longs to express itself with poetic fluidity.
It starts at the bottom and works its way up.
First, the feet.
Ever so unconsciously, they begin tapping.
Then the rhythmic movement progresses and pulsates upward to
the legs, reflecting the beat.
Your thighs get into the act next, because now your feet are not
just tapping; they’re stomping.
Then the hips—oh, the hips.
They start to sway in time.
The arms stretch; you sit up erect, and now you’re standing.
Soon, your whole body must surrender; it simply has no choice.
It beckons you to come and join.
The body and the music are now fully synonymous in expression,
flowing as one.
It says, “Why should only the others have all the fun?”
It works its way through a meticulous myriad maze of steps,
shuffles, turns, twists, and cha chas, but never loses time.
It demands participation now,
because you may never have this opportunity again.
So, will you? Will you take the chance?
Will you? Will you do the dance?
Ms. Robinson has written many poems.
I Am A Poet
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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.