In Memoriam: Okla Elliott

Co-founder Okla Elliott served as the managing editor for As It Ought To Be from its inception until his unexpected passing in 2017. We remember Okla as a brilliant writer and an intellectually generous editor who delighted in providing platforms for others to shine. Collected below is a bibliography of his writings and remembrances of his extraordinary life.

Remembrances

AS IT OUGHT TO BE MOURNS THE LOSS OF OUR FOUNDER

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOT WITH JOHN GUZLOWSKI

REMEMBERING OKLA ELLIOT WITH MICHAEL YOUNG

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOT WITH PAUL CRENSHAW

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES REMEMBERS OKLA ELLIOTT

“Some testimonies to Okla Elliott, 1 May 1977 – 19 March 2017” – Days and Memory

“Requiescat in pace: poet, novelist, translator Okla Elliott, 1977-2017” – Book Haven

“Go Read Okla Elliott’s Stuff, Please. (A Remembrance)” – Great Writers Steal

“Remembering Okla Elliott” – Mildred Barya’s House of Life

 

Okla’s Articles on As It Ought To Be

The Social and Spiritual Possibilities of Lent

This Train Is Bound for Glory

The Storms in Philadelphia

The New Era of Engaged Literature

Five Thoughts on Cecil the Lion—Or: How the Internet Really Botched This One

Notes toward a Writerly Education—Or: Can We Please, Please, Please Have a Different Debate

Tilting Toward Winter

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Incomplete Thoughts on Wisconsin and Political Enthusiasm

Sin’s Fatal Taint: the Felony Murder Rule and its Discontents

Living in the Dollar-Amount Democracy