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Ken Hada and Chera Hammons

Ken Hada and Chera Hammons, September 3, 5pm to 7pm
Free admission with donations to theatre gratefully accepted.

Ken Hada resides in the Cross Timbers Section of Central Oklahoma. This place of relative solitude has helped him publish six collections of poetry, including his latest two – Bring an Extry Mule and Persimmon Sunday (Purple Flag Press, 2017 and 2015). 

Ken’s poetry has been recognized by The Writer’s Almanac, Western Writers of America, The National Western Heritage Museum and has been a two-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Ken is an editor for the journal All Roads Will Lead You Home, and he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Details at

Chera Hammons is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College. Her work has appeared in publications such as Beloit Poetry Journal, Rattle, THRUSH, Tupelo Quarterly, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. 

Her chapbook Amaranthine Hour received the 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Award. Books include Recycled Explosions (Ink Brush Press, 2016) and The Traveler's Guide to Bomb City (Purple Flag Press, 2017). She is a member of the editorial board of poetry journal One. 

She lives in Amarillo, TX, with her husband, three horses, two dogs, three cats, a donkey, and a rabbit. Details at