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Contributions by Catherine Pierce:

“Dear Atom Bomb”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Catherine Pierce: I imagined there might be a mushroom cloud, and there is, but it’s so jarring, the way we see it rising above the whole earth, the way it’s so angular and brightly colored…I really appreciate the in-your-face surprise of that. What inspires you in this poem? Artist Ira Joel Haber: I liked the bluntness of it, and the shortness …

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