Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Antonia Contro: …My art considers the nature of knowledge—how it is conveyed, what knowing and understanding are; language is a powerful tool in conveying, or obfuscating, both. Poet Diana Anaya: I know in my childhood the fact that we received aid was a strongly kept secret, so I’d love if this poem showed [a teen coming upon it] that they aren’t alone.
Diana Anaya is a Cuban-American creative non-fictionist and poet. Born and raised in Miami, she lives and writes in the multilingual modality of South Florida. She currently serves as the nonfiction editor for Gulf Stream Magazine. Antonia Contro is a Chicago-based visual artist who works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, and installation.