Collaborators’ Q&A:Artist Caleb Brown: This poem hit me hard because I have been the narrator. As my sons grew up, I’ve mulled over responding to the simple tragedy of trying to excel in parenting and work simultaneously. Poet John Paul Davis: I think when I wrote the poem I imagined this is what the parent says giving the office tour, but now I see it can also be read as an argument against bringing the child at all.
Artist Caleb Brown paints and makes comic art and used to work on software experiences. He lives in Massachusetts. John Paul Davis is a poet, musician and programmer. His first book is Crown Prince Of Rabbits.