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EKPHRASIS: Art & Poetry edited by Liz Blood

In his response to Noel Torrey’s painting, Kind of Blue, poet Chad Reynolds considers what it means to recognize other ways of being, to be more and less – nothing in between. Ekphrasis is a place for poets to express their imaginative understanding of a visual work of art.

A winter dawn breaks its gray into orange To be kind of blue is to admit other colors in a room What is this “I” I’ve become? O

Chad Reynolds is the author of three poetry chapbooks, with a fourth and fifth forthcoming in 2015. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cutbank, the minnesota review, Sink Review, Sixth Finch, Ghostwriters of Delphi, and Corduroy Mountain. He lives in Oklahoma City, where he co-runs Short Order Poems. Noel Torrey lives and paints in Oklahoma City.

KIND OF BLUE by Chad Reynolds (after a painting by Noel Torrey)

to feel forms outside a self are selves, O


to see in circles other shapes To both be sparse and full, parse out one’s space in hues like steps in time to take

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Art Focus Oklahoma, March/April 2015  

2015 March/April Art Focus Oklahoma is a bimonthly publication of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition dedicated to stimulating insight into a...

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