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Contributions by Camille Dungy:

“Where bushes periodically burn, children fear other children: girls”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Camille Dungy: I probably assumed there would be some flame in the image. Possibly a girl. Perhaps a magnifying glass or a beetle. What inspires you in this poem? Artist Caleb Brown: The poem very quickly triggered memories of being an “untended” boy, burning words into logs with a magnifying glass pilfered from my classroom’s science area. I wanted to work …

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