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Contributions by Jen Jabaily-Blackburn:

“Dear Corporation, Early Years to Present”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Jen Jabaily-Blackburn:┬áThe funny thing about this poem is that I originally wrote it as a response to the art featured in your Switcheroo contest (see the April 2012 Switcheroo art by Cheryl Gross), and I incorporated some of the odder, more vivid details in that work (the wheels for feet, the vents in the human figure’s head, the animal …


“2011 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season Winter: Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan Once you saw the art for your season, did it cause you to see your haiku in a different light? Poet Peter Kline: I was moved by the dramatic simplicity of Kara Searcy’s design, which emphasized the individual human cost of the Japanese tsunami while also insisting on the impersonality of the destructive forces. I was surprised at how closely her vision of the tragedy matched …

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