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Contributions by Mary Jo Bang:

“January Elegy”

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Collaborators’ Q&A Did the visual artist refract any element of the poem that made you see the poem differently? Poet Mary Jo Bang: The artist wonderfully created the picture behind the picture of the so-called “real” night, which is the picture I wanted the poem to create as well. He took the night view outside the window and replaced it with a distorted mirror image. The same way the mind, when it internalizes the environment, …