Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Amy Meissner: The images—they remind me of the way I see my own childhood, in bursts and moments, precise objects and total misunderstanding. Poet Dara-Lyn Shrager: The poem seemed pretty dark to me when I wrote it. Seeing it accompanied by a piece of art that is fairly cheery made me consider the possibility that some might perceive this poem as less terrifying than I did.
Poet Dara-Lyn Shrager is the Co-Editor of Radar Poetry (radarpoetry.com). She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Artist Amy Meissner is an illustrator, writer, textile artist and mother to two young children in Anchorage, Alaska.