Shaun Perkins

by Natasha Ball


Shaun Perkins forged the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry out of her father’s old machine shop as a tiny monument to the power of poetry in the daily lives of Oklahomans. The barn-red metal building is wedged between a centenarian oak, a fledgling Locust Grove vineyard, and Perkin’s own home, where she writes her poetry on the walls.