Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Barbara Cohen: Polyphony enhances my work in that it provides the comfort to use multi materials and intertwine them with one another.… call it recycling, but that where the good is, the marks from the past and meeting the crispness of the present. Poet Ching-In Chen: …More and more, I am interested in tapping into the creative speculative capacity to see how we can transform our own futures.
Poet Ching-In Chen (www.chinginchen.com) is author of The Heart’s Traffic and recombinant, winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Artist Barbara Cohen has received numerous grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Polaroid Artist Support Program. Nine books of her paintings have been published, and her work is shown in galleries and museums across the country. www.barbaracohen.com