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"Matthew" & "Mixed Media"
Collaborators' Q&A for "Mixed Media":
Bsided: This poem was chosen in response to Gabriel Travis's art—can you talk about the experience of finding words that were in conversation with the image?
Collaborators' Q&A for "Matthew":
Bsided: This poem was chosen in response to Kara Searcy's art—can you talk about the experience of finding words that were in conversation with the image?
Meet The Collaborators:
Poet Laura Lee Washburn is the Director of Creative Writing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, an editorial board member of the Woodley Memorial Press, and the author of This Good Warm Place: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition (March Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin Chapbook Prize). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Carolina Quarterly, November 3rd Club, The Sun, The Journal, and Valparaiso Review. Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, she has also lived and worked in Arizona and in Missouri. She is married to the writer Roland Sodowsky.
Artist Gabe Travis is an artist who makes a living designing and building hiking trails throughout Alaska. He has been making art on commission for about eight years and producing fine art notecards featuring these works (available at www.gabetravis.com).
Poet Catherine R. Cryan is a writer, farmer, and champion frog-catcher. She currently works as a greenhouse manager and college sports statistician in Rhode Island. After growing up on Long Island, she earned degrees in biology and education from Fordham University, where she received the John J. and Bernice Kilduff White Prize for Creative Writing. Her work has most recently appeared in The Rhode Island Writers' Circle Anthology. As a child she spent more time outdoors than in, and tries diligently to replicate this as an adult.
Artist Kara Searcy is a multi-media artist from Iowa. When she isn't wandering the grassy prairie with her daughter she can probably be found eating an apple or teaching the dog to play dead when she yells "Bang!" Examples of her work can be found at http://fallstraightback.deviantart.com/. She loves constellations, Jesus, and the word "ricochet."
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