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Contributions by Michele L'Heureux:

“Beginning Moon”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What surprises you about Markie’s poem in conversation with your art? Artist Michele L’Heureux: I am surprised by how “right on” the spirit and mood of the poem are to me—how akin to the painting the words seem. While Markie’s narrative for the painting isn’t my own, she captures the quiet and slightly mysterious atmosphere of the piece so beautifully. This poem was chosen in response to Michele L’Heureux’s painting, “Daisy’s Garden”—can you …

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“The Owls”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Laura Kasischke: I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m happy to see the floating bubbles with details from the poem—the fish, the armchair, and although the owls look more charming and happy than the owls in my imagination, that’s probably a very good thing. The other details—the unhappy armchair and the heart more than make up for their innocent …

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“Hockey Poem”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Gibson Fay-LeBlanc: I figured there might be a hockey player somewhere since this is a poem that comes out of that world. Beyond that, I really had no idea. I don’t think in images—I wish I could. I think in words, in their music and meaning, and build poems out of that. I love great images—in art, in movies, etc—and …