Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Maija Mäkinen: …My brain and consciousness are always seething with those two languages, so when I saw the Polyphony submission call, it was like, I thought no one would ever ask. Artist Anya Ermak: Love what you guys do here on Broadsided… how about a local day tour by the collaborators for each other some day should they ever cross each other’s hoods?… a walk around their town trying some local foods? And snap that broadside selfie?
Maija Mäkinen is a Finnish-born writer and translator. A former Saari Fellow, winner of the University of Cambridge Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, she lives in Brooklyn. Artist Anya Ermak earned a graphic / interior design degree in Russia, where she was born and raised. She lives now in Alaska.