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Contributions by Dawn McGuire:

“Wu Wei”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Dawn McGuire: In Wu Wei—doing by “not doing”—I imagined a visual artist might be led to abstract images, introverted ones. Also, in terms of a representational piece, I could imagine a simple stone structure at some precarious “angle of repose.” The poem asks questions about wanting to relinquish a worldly agenda—to be enlightened of it—yet the (?) necessary relationship we …


“Replying to the SubPrefect Zhang”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from this poem? Translator Dawn McGuire: I was completely open to any visual interpretation—but I imagined an artist picking up on the amused serenity of the poet in some way. What inspires you in this poem? Artist Yuko Adachi: Tone, emotions and mood in the poem, which stimulated my choice of materials and color choices. Did the visual artist refract any element of the …

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