“The Dry Tortugas”
Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Molly Fisk: I had always thought about that poem in terms of color and loss: what my grandparents lost in deciding not to build that house, and what my grandmother lost when my grandfather died, soon after, and what I’ve lost since she died, because we were very close. Refracted through Yuko’s eyes, the poem takes on a smoother sense for me, a feeling maybe that lots remains when something is lost, and that’s how it should be. Water moving and changing, constantly inconstant. Artist Yuko Adachi: I think it is romantic to see how art and literature from two different artists come together as one piece and they compliment each others’ work.
Poet Molly Fisk is the author of Listening to Winter, and Salt Water Poems, a commentator for NPR and community station KVMR-FM Nevada City, and teaches at U.C. Davis Extension and the Sierra Nevada Cancer Center. Yuko Adachi is a Tokyo-born artist who was raised in Japan, Paris, London, and the United States of America. In 2007, her work was awarded best in painting for “Healing Power of Art” by Manhattan Art International. Today, she lives and works in Boston.