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Contributions by Keith Ekiss:

“Heart with Park and Children”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What is it like to see both visual responses to the poem? Translator Keith Ekiss: This is “visual Odio.” The lines and colors flow and don’t appear to have any point of origin or termination, they curl and drift like smoke or blood. The visual arts were important to Odio and she wrote with great insight and verve on artists she admired like Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo. My first thought on seeing …

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Keith Ekiss: I hoped the artist might pick up on a sense of absence and loss. Something’s missing in this landscape, which for many years has been the home of the Pima, that would still be there, if it weren’t for the damming and diverting of the Gila River in Arizona. What inspires you in this poem? Artist Douglas Culhane: The …

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