Collaborators’ Q&A: What drew you to create a visual response to this poem, in particular? Artist Kevin Morrow: I was taken with Tomas’ poem because of the existence of two points of view taken within the same work, around the same subject; two perspectives of thought, two places to be standing when considering one thing. How did this poem come to be? Poet Tomas Nieto: This poem centers on a lie I told my late grandma way back when. She was always the hardest to fool. Maybe, in this instance, I was trying to fool myself.
Artist Kevin P. Morrow received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003. Soon thereafter, he received his MFA degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand where he studied in the Contemporary Māori Department (Te Toi Hou). Tomas Nieto is a writer and educator from San Diego, California. He has received support from Tin House, Las Dos Brujas, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and VONA/Voices.