“Semblance” (Bailey & Becker)
Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Bailey Bob Bailey: I’ve been dealing a lot lately with my aging father and dog, the poem felt like a television episode in which I’d been living. Poet Robin Becker: Bailey used repeating design elements in a way I hadn’t envisioned! And then, by doubling the image and turning it upside down, he emphasized a sense of fracture within wholeness.
Artist Bailey Bob Bailey recently had a survey exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum titled CAVE ORE BRIDGE. Bailey is represented by Ethan Cohan Gallery in NYC. Poet Robin Becker‘s newest collection of poems is The Black Bear Inside Me, forthcoming in March, 2018. It includes this poem.