Category Archives: Okla Elliott

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOT WITH JOHN GUZLOWSKI

By John Guzlowski: LISTENING TO DEATH How do we listen to death? We listen to the sound of death The way we listen to the sound of the sea To the message the waves pound against the shore Their soft … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING OKLA ELLIOT WITH MICHAEL YOUNG

By Michael Young: Okla Elliott died in his sleep last night. I still haven’t fully comprehended this reality. His absence hasn’t filled the days to make me believe it. But the news is everywhere echoed through FB. There are a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOT WITH PAUL CRENSHAW

By Paul Crenshaw: FOR OKLA All that late-night talk of light, and life, all those words, which became like worlds. Which we both know were. If you even need words anymore, wherever you are, what world you find yourself in. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOTT

A version of this post was featured on this series in December of 2010. It is being shared here today as As It Ought To Be mourns the loss of our founder. By Okla Elliott: THE IDIOT’S FAITH Three lanterns … Continue reading

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AS IT OUGHT TO BE MOURNS THE LOSS OF OUR FOUNDER

“O Captain! My Captain!” It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Okla Elliot, longtime managing editor, champion, and co-founder of As It Ought To Be died unexpectedly this past weekend. He was far too young, and … Continue reading

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Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre loom over twentieth-century thought. It is hard to imagine feminism, leftist politics, literature, philosophy, or queer studies in the twentieth century without these two giants. Their work has been the topic for hundreds of … Continue reading

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Existential Echoes: Toward a Genealogy of Ideas in Albert Camus’s “The Myth of Sisyphus”

Existential Echoes: Toward a Genealogy of Ideas in Albert Camus’s “The Myth of Sisyphus” by Okla Elliott In the decades since their deaths, much has been made about the rivalry between Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, but it would be … Continue reading

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