SUNY Oneonta News

October 11, 2011



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- In the second installment of the fall semester's Red Dragon Reading Series at SUNY Oneonta, Jim and Carol McCord will present “The Singing Eye,” a collaborative performance of poetry and photography, on Thursday, October 20.

This event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Waterfront Room at the Hunt College Union. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Carol McCord is a certified Anusara Yoga teacher with a lifelong interest in nature deepened by years of hiking and gardening. Four years ago, her interest in photography was rekindled when she spent time at an artist residency program in the small village of Oysterville, Washington.

Jim McCord recently retired from teaching English literature at Union College, where his special interests were Chaucer, William Blake, poetry, and the relationships between art, literature and history. He is the author of three books of poems, many of which have as their subject photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, and natural and historical places.

By combining their talents and passions to create and share “photo-poems,” the McCords seek to raise awareness of the value of preserving natural environments and places with cultural or historical significance.

More information about the Red Dragon Reading Series is available from Dr. George Hovis of the SUNY Oneonta English Department at



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