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  1. The True Blues and the Tiger Eyes vs. the Ku Klux Klan

    Tom Bouggous was a man who stood out in a crowd. He was an outspoken and powerfully built Indian who had lived in the Henryetta district for several years in the early 1900s. He had been the city marshal of the nearby town of Dewar, but was removed from office about a year before the […]

    May 20, 2015

  2. Onehorse, OK, pop. 1,000: Saaaaaaalute

      Driving home tonight, I see Loretta Lynn on a casino billboard &  take a left turn to 1982, where I find myself sitting on a red braided rug in front of the console Zenith watching Hee Haw. Men in overalls pop up from cornfields, like ghosts from stony ground, while girls with shirts tied […]

    May 18, 2015

  3. Selling ‘Tulsa’ to Tulsans

    There’s Tulsa the city, and there’s Tulsa the movie. For a brief spell in the spring of 1949, when the movie premiered in its namesake locale, the business and political elite of Oklahoma joined forces with Hollywood luminaries in a common cause. The moviemakers sought to boost the oil industry, while the oil tycoons were […]

    May 13, 2015

  4. Malissa

    1983 A week before, I bought my first maternity gear at the Goodwill, a brown empire-waist polyester top with tiny pink flowers, necessity overruling my puritan sense of style.   You are a piece of tattered pink lace clinging to a descansos on a dirt road to nowhere. A roadside in my mind. A place […]

    May 11, 2015

  5. Three Poems

    The Dream Warrior   I am intentional to light never capitulating the stars or the sway of grasses in my mother’s mouth.   The red gash at my people’s breast is a journey of words and deed, exposed to the sun, a river of blood that pours outward beating against the sun at dawn.   […]

    May 07, 2015

  6. Trail

    Long after I left Tahlequah I dreamed of the place. Not just the town but the earth and waters that surround it. The Tahlequah of my dreams looks nothing like the real landscape. In my dreams the images are primitive, iconic: a dark symbol land. Still, I always know where I am. Usually it’s the […]

    May 06, 2015

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April 15, 2015

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March 01, 2015

Vol. 6, Issue 5

Our 99th issue is filled with stories of progress and unlikely martyrdom.

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February 15, 2015

Vol. 6, Issue 4

In this issue, R.E. Graalman Jr. explains how a classified World War II program in Stillwater launched an academic and cultural transformation, LeAnne Howe reflects on Japan, Wall Street, and indigenous ancestry, and Cheryl Pallant criss-crosses the country with T.C. Cannon's "Two Guns Arikara" in her backseat. Plus, we've got new poetry by Benjamin Myers and Victoria McArtor and more.

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February 01, 2015

In this issue, we bring you stories of love, struggle and triumph. Find out how a golf course in western Oklahoma has weathered years of drought, and what happens when an alcoholic dries out in Coweta. Plus, we've got poetry that presupposes all the fabulous things that could come with the legalization of gay marriage, fiction that wades through the morning after a startling breakup, and more.

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January 15, 2015

Wilber Glasby knows some folks think he’s a hoarder, but he sees cash value in his eight-acre junk-strewn kingdom in Yale, Oklahoma. Deaf since birth and retired from laying railroad track, the scrap dealer says he now lives off selling old soda machines, rusty farm implements and anything else on the place. His wife, Jane, hopes American Pick...
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January 01, 2015

Lee Lyles of Sulphur, Oklahoma, forged a love for heavy metal as a kid and blazed a farrier career that earned him an induction into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. He’s shod horses for Elvis Presley and Loretta Lynn and amassed one of the world’s largest collections of blacksmith tools displayed at his National Museum of Horse...