Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Abi Pollokoff: Ira’s use of border (the fixed and the shifting) captured the hesitation in the poem’s breath and motion. At the same time, it also made me reconsider the poem’s sight and the place itself, which became much more uncertain. Artist Ira Joel Haber: …The borders make the image look like a frame of film which I think is kind of nice, as film especially in home movies recall memories which this poem seems to bring up. Black and red are favorite color combinations for me going back to my childhood when I was a precocious kid.
Poet Abi Pollokoff received her MFA from the University of Washington. She lives and writes in Seattle. Artist Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher who sometimes writes poetry and movie reviews.