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Contributions by Jennifer Martelli:

“The State of Deseret”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Jennifer Martelli: I thought the artist would pick up on the sharp elements that open the poem—the cacti, the snakes, etc., and obviously the bridge. What inspires you in this poem? Artist Caleb Brown: It’s a bright poem, it has sun, grit, and an evocative sense of place. I also get the feeling the protagonist crosses this desert or Deseret …