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Contributions by Catherine Swanson:

“In the Company of Weeds”

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Collaborators’ Q&A This poem was chosen in response to Ira Joel Haber’s art—can you talk about the experience of finding words that were in conversation with the image? Poet Catherine Swanson: When I look at the colorful boldness of Ira Joel Haber’s pastel and the cluttered side-of-the-roadness of my poem, I can believe that opposites attract. “The Company of Weeds” began as a moment of fascination recorded in my journal. Because I’m an urbanite who doesn’t …

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