Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Elizabeth Terhune: … the poem addresses silence and then sound, and time, and aging, changing, and motion, falling, streaming, burst glass. It has a kind of wound-up quality. I am continually surprised by the ending. Poet Andy Stallings: Can a lemon be upside-down? I see it upside-down in this painting, and that’s both surprising and wonderful to me. My sense of the entire scene is inverted by my perception of the lemon as inverted.
Poet Andy Stallingslives in New Orleans with his wife, Melissa Dickey, and their children, Esme and Curran. He teaches creative writing at Tulane University, and edits Thermos Magazine. Artist Elizabeth Terhune received her MFA from Hunter College and her BA from Oberlin College. She teaches painting and drawing at the 92nd Street Y and at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies in New York City.