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Contributions by Karen Cappotto:

“Fragment”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What is behind your choice of this piece of art in response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis? Artist Karen Cappotto: The idea of a floating “landscape” is hopeful, heroic and in the face of horrific conditions, a refuge. Why did this piece of art resonate for you or seem like it would give you an avenue into writing about the Syrian Refugee Crisis? Poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha: My daughters volunteer for a local …

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“Pepsi”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Nickole Brown: Honestly, I wasn’t sure. One thing I try to do when I publish a poem is to give up the control over it; I mean, there’s a way in which the poem is mine and comes from me, but after it’s out in the world, I no longer “own” it. It’s kind of like having a child—that kid …

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