Ken Hada


Ken Hada
has eight collections of poetry in print, including his latest: Sunlight & Cedar (, 2020). His work has been honored by the National Western Heritage Museum, The Western Writers of America, SCMLA, The Writer’s Almanac and the Oklahoma Center for the Book. Ken also offers a weekly podcast: “The Sunday Poems with Ken Hada. More at:


Blue Jay

The Elm is now leafless.
On a bare branch,
a Jay lands, screeches.
Is he angry? Disappointed?

Why can he not sing,
or is his song
a protest, lacking melody,
but worth the hearing?

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