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Book of the Week: Oklahoma Heat


Marc Thompson takes us home with him as he contrasts his contemporary experience of Oklahoma with that of his memory in this colorful chapbook from 2006 (Red Moon Press).

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

ninety-two degrees at ten in the morning home
old saloon the sidewalk cracks filled with petunias
Sunday afternoon the neon diner sign unlit
family reunion the cries of cicadas fill the night
a broken child in the firefighter’s arms collateral damage
a cattle truck rattles the small motel heat shimmer

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  1. Can’t say how much I enjoyed this, I think I’ll keep that to myself. Just pure magic, and about a place, albeit a large one. Wonderful.


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