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Photo courtesy Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry.
Photo courtesy Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry.

Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry

Locust Grove
Founded: 2012

ROMP for short, the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry strives to bring poetry and people together, encourage wordplay and literacy and provide a space where everyone can experience poetry. Museum founder Shaun Perkins utilized her father’s old machinery shop to create ROMP, and today it is filled with donations, foraged objects and repurposed items.

Visitors to the museum are encouraged to create. A block poetry table allows users to construct poems by using wooden blocks with words written on them. A poker poetry table is also an innovative and interactive way guests can create their own poetry.