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Contributions by Se Thut Quon:

“Round Baby Imagines Ships Made of Steel and Stars”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Sheila Squillante:  The artist was able to capture the celestial and biological spirit of the poem. So we get both outer space and inner space. And then, too, there is the technological—the pixilation of a television screen. It’s exciting. Artist Se Thut Quon: I am attracted to the poem’s employment of the science of vision.

Poet Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve as well as three chapbooks. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky.

 

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“Overheard at the Zoo”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Se Thut Quon: I am inspired by the poem’s humor and its sadness. I appreciated how incompleteness opens up the imagination. Poet Jessica Johnson: Though the poem itself is just these overheard lines, I enjoyed the fact that it might also convey something particular about the location in which the lines were overheard.

Jessica Johnson is a community college instructor in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and small children. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky.

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“Company”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Se Thut Quon: I responded to the loneliness of the grand perspective. Poet Judith Werner: I am delighted by the surprising pasta, and awed by the visual pun of the upside down colander-hole stars representing stars overhead.

Poet Judith Werner lives in the Bronx, New York. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky.

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“Pescados de Pesadillas”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Nicky Beer: I think there’s more apocalyptic menace in the image than I’d originally seen in the poem. Artist Se Thut Quon: The poem begins, just as the setting of many of Dali’s images, on a stretch of beach. A barren expanse awaits whatever may wash up: an attenuated form emerges from a dark and frothy sea.

Poet Nicky Beer is the author of The Diminishing House, which won the 2010 Colorado Book Award for poetry. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky. This is his fourth Broadsided collaboration.

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“Omnivore”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet James Arthur: . I think that Se Thut Quon’s image captures the directness and the aggression of “Omnivore,” …but I also think that Se Thut Quon’s work brings forward “Omnivore’s” sexual subtext. For me, that was eyeopening. Artist Se Thut Quon: I favor tales of excess over outlines for moderation. I have trouble throwing things away. The poem satisfies by mixing brutal opportunism with a righteous abhorrence of waste.

Poet James Arthur‘s first book, Charms Against Lightning, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. He will be in residence at the Amy Clampitt House in 2012. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky.

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“Certain, Impossible, Likely”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet: There was something about the Escher-inspired (Escheresque?) perspective skews that made me think about how strange and unsettling the world of this poem really is.  Artist Se Thut Quon: The poem’s form suggested an incongruous visual composition of collaged parts while its mathematical framework required that the elements be distinct and well defined.

Poet Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet’s book Tulips, Water, Ash was selected for the 2009 Morse Prize and published by University Press of New England. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky.

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