Collaborators’ Q&A: If the poem were a weather pattern, what would it be? Poet Robert Strong: First the dust comes up, then the rain washes it off and out to the side—small twister in the radio AM distance. Artist Lisa Sette: I feel like it’s meditating on the idea of the collision of consumption and humanity… and we’re losing. It’s a really bright sunny day. No clouds. It hurts.
Poet Robert Strong lives north of the Adirondack park and bikes to work year round. He is the editor of Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry and author of Puritan Spectacle, from which “The Car Covenant” is adapted. Artist Lisa Sette holds a BFA in photography and a master’s degree in biology.