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Contributions by Sandra Cohen:

“Lejos de Todo”

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NOTE: This broadside is one of six published for our “Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture” special feature.

Collaborators’ Q&A

Why did this piece of art resonate for you or seem like it would give you an avenue into writing about this subject? Poet Daniel Aristi: I was first drawn towards the hugely dissimilar meanings that the various sets of hands convey through the very minor variations in the fingers’ position… Murder or redemption – fully opposing propositions – depend on whether a couple of fingers get bent or are kept straight.

What surprises you in the poet’s response to your artwork? Artist Sandra Cohen: I love the avant-garde quality, the mix of lyricism and story.

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