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Broken Arrow, OK
Thomas Locicero is an award-winning short story writer, poet and essayist, as well as a playwright and monologist. His work has appeared in Roanoke Review, Boston Literary Magazine, The Long Island Quarterly, riverrun, Omnibus Arts & Literature Anthology, A&U: America's AIDS Magazine, and Beginnings, among other literary periodicals. Originally from East Islip, Long Island, Thomas resides with his wife, Lil, and their sons, Sam and Ben, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Benjamin Myers is the author of two books of poetry: Lapse Americana (New York Quarterly Books, 2013) and Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press 2010), for which he won the 2011 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry. His poems may be read in numerous literary journals, including The Yale Review, Nimrod, The Iron Horse Literary Review, The New York Quarterly, Tar River, DMQ Review, 32 Poems, and Measure. He also reviews poetry for several publications, including World Literature Today, and is on the faculty at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxb0bvlqMg Prior public performances done in Oklahoma (Tulsa, Bartlesville, Berryhill and Owasso), Louisiana (Lake Charles), and Texas (Austin, Dripping Springs, San Marcos, and Houston). 2014 Guest Featured Poet MistyRose™ on 8/7/14 in Houston Texas for "OK Odd Thursday" at Super Happy Fun Land on Polk St. for Odd Thursday Houston. (Performance titled: "REALITY FROM COMEDY TO TRAGEDY" by MistyRose™ © 7 August 2014. All original poetry performed in 20 minute gig. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxb0bvlqMg https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=689214594500742 https://www.facebook.com/events/427245210750116/ http://events.khou.com/Odd_Thursday_s_Poetry http://houston.eventful.com/events/mistyrose-/E0-001-073364159-3?vs=1 Laureate Poet as permanent status attained February 2012 per Poetry.Com. Most Valuable Poet achieved January 2012 per Poetry.Com. Distinguished Poet achieved December 2011 per Poetry.Com. Accepted as "Poet" on official Directory of Poets & Writers by PW.org since 2016. Accepted as "Spoken Word Artist" on official Directory of Poets & Writers by PW.org since 2012.