Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Brian Hendrickson: Kate’s art reminds me of a dream-gate one might pass through while falling asleep at the wheel, so I immediately recognized the potential for conversation between her work and this particular poem. Artist Kate Baird: I think the drawing looks sort of feminine and delicate—not really intentionally, but it looks that way to me—and the poem is very forceful, violent in places, and in a male voice. That surprised me, but I was glad about it.
Artist Kate Baird looks for the distances and differences between places through drawing and painting. She received an MFA from the University of Chicago in 2005 and currently works as a teaching artist at the Guggenheim Museum and the Kentler International Drawing Space. Poet Brian Hendrickson, a Florida-born ex-Alaskan currently residing in High Point, North Carolina, teaches English and reading at Guilford Technical Community College.