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Collaborators’ Q&A: What inspires you in this poem? What drew you to it? Artist Cheryl Gross:  I am involved in a project called: Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction. The poem talks about the past and mentions two aspects of elephant history, which are extinct. Then it goes onto talk about a relationship that is past, but not necessarily in the forefront.  Read any good books lately? Poet Christina Olson: If this broadside is your jam, you need to go read Elena Passarello’s Animals Strike Curious Poses. Or Lucia Perillo.

Poet Christina Olson‘s most recent chapbook, The Last Mastodon, was a winner of the Rattle 2019 Chapbook Contest. Artist Cheryl Gross is an animator and artist who teaches at the Pratt Institute in New York.

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