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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 did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Luisa A. Igloria: The poem’s central concerns/themes pertaining to the lives and labors of immigrants and marginalized people within our communities: their courage, their nerve, their verve. What inspires you in this poem? Artist Løchlann Jain: I loved the light touch of the poem. Did the visual artist refract any element of the poem that made you see the poem differently? …

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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 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. 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. Did the visual artist refract any element of the poem that made …

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