Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Christopher Lee Miles: I think this abstract, but very concrete, piece reflects, and refracts, the elements swirling in the poem, from the relationships to the syntax. Artist Kara Searcy: At first I thought I would paint a scene from the poem, but as I let the painting move, the simple image of the moon seemed to be what the painting wanted to focus on.
Poet Christopher Lee Miles grew up on a small farm in Minnesota and served four years in the US Navy. He was a finalist for the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship Prize. Artist Kara Searcy is a multi-media artist from Iowa.