Collaborators’ Q&A: What surprised you about this experience? Poet Leslie Chang: Collaboration in this case meant offering up my poem to the artist and surrendering the exact images I had in mind when making it. I was surprised by how close the details in Caleb’s piece are to what I imagined. But more fantastic, which is good. I am enamored of the blue horse.
Poet Leslie Chang‘s work appears in Crab Orchard Review, The Iowa Review, Agni, The Nation, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the Grolier Poetry Prize and was awarded the Alan Collins scholarship to the 2006 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in New York City. Artist Caleb Brown: Besides painting, Caleb likes going to the town dump and taking nature walks.