MoH hosts Lynn Riggs Poetry event

Join us in celebrating the poetry of Lynn Riggs at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Claremore Museum of History. Dr. Crag Hill and Todd Fuller will be speaking on poems by Lynn Riggs found in the Western History Collection at the University of Oklahoma and the Claremore Museum of History. This lecture is free and open to the public. Several of the poems in the Lynn Riggs Collection at the MoH are unpublished. These unpublished poetic works shed light on new findings in Lynn’s life and career.

Todd Fuller is poet, teacher, and curator at University of Oklahoma’s Western History Collections (WHC). With Crag Hill, Fuller co-curated “Red Dust Oklahoma: a Poetic History,” an exhibition at the WHC celebrating the poetry and poets of Oklahoma from pre-statehood to 1941. Fuller has two books published, 60’ Six Inches and Other Distances from Home: the (Baseball) Life of Mose YellowHorse (Holy Cow! Press, 2002) and To the Disappearance (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015). His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Broadkill Review, Cimarron Review, Crazy Horse, The Eloquent Poem (edited by Elise Paschen), Flint Hills Review, the Journal of Working Class Studies, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Third Coast, and William & Mary Review, among others.

Crag Hill is poet and teacher educator at the University of Oklahoma. With Todd Fuller, Hill co-curated “Red Dust Oklahoma: A Poetic History,” an exhibit at the Western History Collection celebrating the poetry and poets of Oklahoma from pre-statehood to 1941. As a scholar of young adult literature, he has published articles and chapters on young adult literature and comics and has edited a collection of essays on young adult literature, Coming of Age: The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature (Routledge, 2014), and on comics, Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2016). His latest project, co-edited with Victor Malo-Juvera, Critical Explorations of Canonical Young Adult Literature: Identifying and Critiquing the Canon will appear in 2020 (Routledge). They previously co-edited Critical Approaches to Teaching the High School Novel: Reinterpreting Canonical Literature (Routledge, 2019).

Join us for this free public program celebrating the poetry of Lynn Riggs at 6PM on Thursday, September 26th at the Claremore Museum of History.

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