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Contributions by Julie Swarstad Johnson:

“Final Descent into Phoenix”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Julie Swarstad Johnson: It seemed likely that squares, or a grid of some kind, would make an appearance because they are a repeated element in the poem. And they do show up, but they’re completely different than I expected. They’re wonderfully playful—none of them are exactly square or lined up quite flush, and some even seem to be dissolving …

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