Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Nicky Beer: I think there’s more apocalyptic menace in the image than I’d originally seen in the poem. Artist Se Thut Quon: The poem begins, just as the setting of many of Dali’s images, on a stretch of beach. A barren expanse awaits whatever may wash up: an attenuated form emerges from a dark and frothy sea.
Poet Nicky Beer is the author of The Diminishing House, which won the 2010 Colorado Book Award for poetry. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky. This is his fourth Broadsided collaboration.