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This Land Press


His name was Kroger Babb. He made and relentlessly promoted a famous “hygiene film” called Mom and Dad, which …

04/18/2014 | Okiecentric

Jesus in the Wichitas

By John Wooley


It’s a steel-colored December day, and I’m driving down OKC’s May Avenue, past dirty snow and abandoned cantinas, looking for …

04/16/2014 | Okiecentric

To Boldly Go

By Samuel Annis


I was 17 when I first encountered Invisible Man. I inhaled it over the summer before my senior year, …

04/09/2014 | Okiecentric

Invisible State

By Jezy J. Gray


In 1945, an unassuming black man from Oklahoma City began constructing an intricate book inside a barn in Vermont. Owing …

04/07/2014 | Okiecentric

Father of Fight Club

By Michael Mason


Originally published in the May 7, 2007, issue of The New Yorker, Volume 83, No. 11. Copyright © 2007 …


In 1955, 67-year-old Emma Gatewood became the first woman to walk all 2,050 miles of the Appalachian Trail by herself. …

03/26/2014 | Okiecentric

Go Home, Grandma

By Ben Montgomery


The year 2013 ended with the world mourning for South Africa’s first black president, Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, whose passing didn’t …

03/24/2014 | Okiecentric

Nelson Mandela’s Friend in Tulsa

By J. Kavin Ross


John the Baptist moved to Tulsa in 1899. The Stradford family called him J. B. [1] He was a former …

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First Charged, Last Freed

By Steve Gerkin


Oklahoma was born in an era when beliefs about gender roles dictated that politics were dirty and rough and that …

03/19/2014 | Okiecentric

Against All Frauds

By Cortney Stone


Alberto Fuguet is a writer, a Guggenheim fellow, and, according to Newsweek, one of the “50 most important Latin …

03/16/2014 |

The Rusty Brotherhood (La Hermandad Rusty)

By Alberto Fuguet


Rosetta Funches is the founder and director of the Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center in Oklahoma City. Established …

03/14/2014 | Original Okie

Rosetta Funches

By Shane Brown


Pour yourself a sipping drink and get comfortable. I am going to tell you a story. It’s about a postal …

03/12/2014 | Okiecentric

The Other Mother Road

By Michael Wallis

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Bob Wills

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Katia Anaya

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Brian Hearn

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Lauren Zuniga

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Randall Gabrel

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Robert Hedgecoke

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Kaylin Haught

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Jon Mooneyham

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Vicki Roberts

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ORIGINAL OKIE: Officer Kaiser

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Opal Clark Moss


Pro-Black doesn’t mean anti-anything.       El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) there are at least twenty-seven white people i love. i …

04/04/2014 | Poetry

Bible Belted: Math

By Quraysh Ali Lansana


A woman at the crossroads of Oklahoma highways imagines a new state song. Fiction by Aimee Bender, read by Denali Gillaspie.

03/12/2014 | Shorts

A Reading of Aimee Bender’s “Songs”

By Elliot Rambach


The woman was angry when she got to Ray’s register, and Ray was already thinking of all the things that …

03/10/2014 | Okiecentric

Rest Stop

By Caitlin Horrocks


here are yr. five year old fingers plucking pecans in front of the trailer here is the lynch rope looming …


These new cool gangstas aint got nothing on the O.G.’s, The original G.’s, The Pistol packin, dynamite in petite packages, …

02/24/2014 | Poetry

OG’s and Lemonade

By Keiyetta Guyon


Nobody in the office knows for sure if fat, ugly Larry Leibovitch really did see this coming. To hear him …

02/14/2014 | Okiecentric

Oklahoma Is for Lovers

By Alexander Yates


The red fox flashes in the field, and the mind wants to stop it. Run the catalogue of what it …

02/10/2014 | Poetry

In the Field

By Michael Madonick


Don’t think because I hid in the bathroom that I didn’t enjoy last night’s office party. I loved your red-ribbon …

01/17/2014 | Poetry

Curled, Slightly

By Tim Carter


where the road descends steeply as it twists like gorgeous wreckage and there is always brightness like water like gravel…

12/23/2013 | Poetry

The Ease of Trout

By Jeffrey Skemp


Housebound in this town, love yellows. Stay, and watch the walls peel away from their ceilings. Look through this window:…

12/16/2013 | Poetry

Sowing Ohio

By Rochelle Hurt


They stole chickens and slaughtered cows they castrated pigs they cut the tails off piglets they followed deer through the …

12/04/2013 | Poetry

The Number of Heaven and Earth

By John Colburn


I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was …

11/27/2013 | Poetry

God Says Yes to Me

By Kaylin Haught