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Contributions by Dorianne Laux:

“Aphasia” (Laux & Morrow)

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Dorianne Laux: … Kevin Morrow also captures that heavy lightness with his stark black and white and the laughing woman standing on the unraveling spool of what? Bandage dressing? Package strapping? Weather stripping? All have certain metaphorical qualities given the narrative of a woman who has lost her grip on language. Artist Kevin Morrow: …I worked with stroke victims while I was a Clinical Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and had been there as life was leaving these patients…  The flurry of personal emotions mixed with the professionalism of getting my job done is still something that I have not been able to figure out…

Poet Dorianne Laux’s fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon, is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award. Artist Kevin Morrow received his MFA degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand where he studied in the Contemporary Maori Department (Te Toi Hou).

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“Aphasia” (Laux & Moses)

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Jennifer Moses: I liked the idea that one word born from some inner brain misfire could stand in for anything and still also be itself. Poet Dorianne Laux: I love this enterprise. Artists and poets have a long history of exchanging ideas, inspiring and igniting one another, celebrating and supporting one another, and this extends that grand tradition.

Poet Dorianne Laux’s fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon, is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award. What We Carry was a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Artist Jennifer Moses is a painter living in Boston and teaches at the University of New Hampshire. She has exhibited her work throughout New England her most recent solo exhibition titled “A Line is a Straight Curve” was at the Kingston Gallery in Boston.

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