Jason PoudrierArts and Humanities Administrator
Jason Poudrier is a 2018 Pat Tillman Scholar. He is a novelist, essayist, poet, and Purple Heart recipient of the Iraq War. He is proud to currently be serving as the Arts and Humanities Administrator for the City of Lawton as he pursues his Ph.D. in English Education at the University of Oklahoma.
He holds and MFA in Creative Writing from Oklahoma City University and Bachelor of Arts and Associates in Business from Cameron University. He also serves as the volunteer director of events for Military Experience & the Arts and is an award-winning author of two poetry collections, Red Fields (Mongrel Empire Press, 2012) and the chapbook, In the Rubble at Our Feet (Rose Rock Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in several journals to include World Literature Today and Blue Streak. His fiction has been listed as a finalist for the New Plains Review Sherman Chaddlesone Flash Fiction contest, semifinalist for American Short Fiction’s American Short(er) Fiction contest, and honorable mention for Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.
Jason has taught university courses for the University of Oklahoma, University of Montana, Eastern Kentucky University, and Cameron University, and he taught English for three years at Lawton High School.