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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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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. Artist Løchlann Jain is a Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University

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2012 Haiku Year-in-Review

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NOTE: Inspired by Carrier’s Addresses and a deep commitment to public art, the HYIR is a special feature that debuted at Broadsided in 2010. Four artists created work in response to an event that, for them, dominated a season of the past year. We placed an open call for submissions of haiku that did the same. The art and the poems selected as finalists were posted online, and we asked you to vote on the winning combinations.

Writer Matthew Caretti currently teaches English and directs the Writing Center at a college preparatory school in Pennsylvania. Artist Løchlann Jain is a professional anthropologist. Writer Sarah Martinez-Helfman has lived in four countries and considers herself a world citizen; her simple mission in life is to leave the world better than she found it—especially for vulnerable children. Writer Renee Lacroix is an ever-hopeful poet living in the Buffalo, NY area. Artist Cheryl Gross has an MFA in New Forms from Pratt. Writer Cynthia Gallaher, a Chicago-based poet and writer, is author of three full poetry collections, two chapbooks, and has been a writing workshop leader for more than 15 years. Artist Sarah Van Sanden lives in Seattle, where she takes every opportunity to relish in urban nature.

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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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