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Contributions by Jericho Brown:

“Another Elegy”

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Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Stacy Isenbarger: I was struck by the rigor and weight of both letting go & holding on. While responding I considered a stain in reflection of a used vessel waiting in expectation. Poet Jericho Brown: I think the visual helps me to see sadness as more of a prison than a weight.

Poet Jericho Brown‘s poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2013, The Best American Poetry 2014, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. Artist Stacy Isenbarger‘s creative pursuits include sculpture, installation, & mixed-media drawings.

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Collaborators’ Q&A What inspired you to “dibs” this poem? Artist Kevin Morrow: I dibsed this poem by Jericho because of its simplistic complexity. Something which is so simple is always so “open” and enduring. It opens in all of us the uncanny human ability to think, know, interpret, understand and formulate philosophies. It’s like what one of my “hero’s” Woody Guthrie says…”any fool can get complicated, but it takes genius to attain simplicity.” As well I …

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