Vision to Verse

Ben and I visited Maj Ragain in Provincetown for a week during the summer of 2003. Maj was at the Fine Arts Work Center, sharing a cottage with Paul Skyrm and some paintings- mostly prints, strewn across the Tibetan carpet, and one large original, propped against the yellow living room gallery wall. Jessica Damen, the painter, worked on another that week, called "Jo, Jon Floating on Jonah's Whale," which still shows up in my dreams. Maj and Jessica worked together, responding to one another's work. The official gallery showing is long past, but I found this link to one of the poems with its tandem painting. I don't invite this one into my dreams.

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