take us all to tulsa
Linked poems kill ignorance.
How ’bout that kid
from the Iron Range,
now wranglin’ us down
to where Woody was born –
to the tearful place
Alabama Creek were made
to call home by errant rulers,
by men crooked as the river.
Bright light shines on Black Wall Street –
bookstores, music shops, juke joints
abound, the town’s never had it so good!
God bless the Song and Dance man’s big stash.
It was announced in March 2016 that Bob Dylan sold his “archive” to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa. Included are some 6,000 manuscripts, recordings, and ephemera that will be open to academic research, while casual Dylan fans also will be served by the project.