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EKPHRASIS: Art & Poetry edited by Liz Blood

romy owens’ photo takes us to a distant Moroccan courtyard while poet Carol Koss transports us into a world of praise and dreams, of peaceful days and what is left at their end. The inscription above the

Shabbat Shalom How good is our portion, how pleasant our lot, how beautiful our heritage Last night I nearly dreamed of you and how – Fridays – your dough rose and how its baking freed aromas lifted them in song toward heaven

door in the photo has been

Now – only shadow and sun vie

graciously translated by Rabbi

for emptiness disguised as space

Abby Jacobson and is located

Dust neither rises nor falls but traps unleavened heat

below the poem’s title. Last night I nearly dreamed —

Romy Owens is an artist and curator in Oklahoma City. Her work examines place, community, and transformation. She can be reached via mental telepathy or at By birth a New Yorker, Carol Davis Koss has lived in Oklahoma City for more than forty years. She has taught Creative Writing, English, and Remedial Reading in the South Bronx, wealthy suburbs, churches, prisons, and in between. Her chapbook, CAMERA OBSCURA was a 2001 Oklahoma Book Award finalist. n

(left) romy owens, Oklahoma City, Untitled, Digital Photograph, 2012

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Art Focus Oklahoma, May/June 2015  

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

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