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EKPHRASIS: Art & Poetry edited by Liz Blood

Erin Shaw, Hoopisatok, 2018, mixed media on panel, 12” each

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s poetry books include The Year of the Rat, Dog Road Woman, OffSeason City Pipe, Blood Run, Burn, and Streaming, as well as her memoir, Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer. She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside and director and PI of the VA’s NCA Legacy Program, Along the Chaparral: memorializing the enshrined, and of the Sandhill Crane Migration Epicenter retreat.

Erin Shaw is a Chickasaw-Choctaw painter of borderlands, the spaces between worlds. Her art faces the dualities we all carry inside of us, synthesizing them into understanding through narrative. Shaw earned her BFA in studio art from Baylor University and her MFA from the University of Oklahoma. Erin currently serves as Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.

Ekphrasis is an ongoing series joining verse and visual art. If you are an Oklahoma poet and would like to participate, please write to krystle@ovac-ok.org with “Ekphrasis” in the subject line. 24


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