Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist David Bernardy: …dresses begat more dresses, and eventually dress forms. And I began to see a kind of stylized form of the minotaur within those dresses, as the straps morphed into horns. Now that the poem reads across the dress/torso, I feel like the image reads more immediately as a being, staring out with a kind of owl-like intensity. Poet James Ellenberger: I find myself writing more and more ekphrastic pieces lately. Art is all about choosing your limitation. It’s an alchemical process.
Poet James Ellenberger‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in River Teeth, Copper Nickel, New South, Third Coast, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among others. He was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2020. Artist David Bernardy is an artist, a writer and a dad. He likes lost things, old things, and dogs.