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Contributions by Løchlann Jain:

“Separation”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Did the visual artist refract any element of the story that made you see it differently? Writer Nicole Baute: The symmetry of both the story and its structure became more apparent to me. I felt the twins reflecting off each other, identical but not the same. What inspires you in this story? What drew you to it? Artist Løchlann Jain: Even as I reread it now to answer the question I’m not quite sure. I just really love the momentum of the work.

Collaborators:  Writer Nicole Baute won the 2018 Pinch Literary Award for Fiction and  teaches creative writing online through Sarah Selecky Writing School. Artist Løchlann Jain is a Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University and Chair of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’ College London.

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“Certified”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: What surprised you about this collaborative piece? Poet Luisa A. Igloria: Perhaps, the decision of the artist to not include human figures in the work. But I liked the decision to render the art work in stark black and white, as line drawings. That seemed appropriate. When you began this piece, was it color, shape, or some other aspect that you followed? Did that change? Artist Løchlann Jain: I wanted to get at the sort of floating detail, the ways that the poem suggests concrete objects—but only suggests them.

Collaborators: Poet Luisa A. Igloria is the author of several books of poetry and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. www.luisaigloria.com Artist Løchlann Jain is a Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University

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“2012 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season Winter: Greek government bailouts Once you saw the art for your season, did it cause you to see your haiku in a different light? Poet Matthew Caretti: I think Lochlann’s rendering of the Greek flag is the perfect exclamation point for the haiku, which begins with a troubling ancient myth. Her piece then punctuates the dilemma facing modern Greece and several other members of the EU—where do culture and economics intersect? And …

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“Replacing the Window, Downtown Medford”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: What inspires you in this poem? Artist Løchlann Jain: I love the play of surfaces in the poem, and the literal and figurative slippages in how and what can be gripped and grasped. What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Amy MacLennan: I expected a sense of duality or mirroring from the poem. A sense of reflection.

Collaborators:  Poet Amy MacLennan‘s poems appear in the anthologies Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems from Ragged Sky Press and Not a Muse: The Inner Lives of Women from Haven Books. Artist Løchlann Jain is a professional anthropologist.

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