Carol KossPoet and writer Carol Koss will read from her recent work at Second Sunday Poetry on January 13, 2019, in The Depot, 200 S. Jones.  The free reading begins at 2:00 pm.  All are welcome.

By birth a New Yorker, Carol Davis Koss has lived in Oklahoma City for over forty years.  In her many years of teaching English, Creative Writing, and Remedial Reading, she has taught students from middle school through college; and in venues that range from wealthy suburbs to the South Bronx, from churches to prisons.  A graduate of the City College of New York, Koss has a masters in English from Purdue University and has done post masters work at Teachers College (Columbia University), and the University of Oklahoma

Koss is the author of three chapbooks:  Chapter and Verse (1997), Camera Obscura  (2001 Oklahoma Book Award  finalist), and  Painted Full of Tongues (2002). In addition, her poetry has appeared in the following publications:  Best Minds, Best of MAP (Map of Austin Poetry): Featured Poetry Vol. II;  Bomb: A Collection of Poetry by Oklahoma Poets, Broomweed,  Crosstimbers, Fishbones:Poems and Other Things that Get Stuck in Your Throat; Full Frontal Poetry, Living Out Loud, Long Islander Newspaper: Walt’s Corner; Midtown News, New Orleans Coffee House Poets, Nimrod, Poems for the New Decade, Poets Against the War, Poets Bite the Bullet, Sugar Creek Review, What About War?, and 911: Poems for an Emergency

Koss retired from Bishop McGuinness High School, in Oklahoma City, having taught there for eighteen years.  She continues to write, publish an occasional poem, do the 'every-now-and-then' reading, and relishes her monthly poetry groups and frequent walks in the zoo.  She finds truth in Plato's words: "The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings." 

Programs at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council.