Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Douglas Culhane: The bits of action, characters, and description all held together by a site. The poem has a “pure products of America go crazy” feel to it which I love. Poet Ryan J Browne: …After saying all that about the people who occupy prison (as well as the majority of my attention) and my expectation of what an artist would gravitate toward in the poem, Doug’s piece strikes me as a startling turn of awareness to the place of prison. After seeing the proof, I thought, Yes! This is what the poem is about!
Poet Ryan J. Browne teaches poetry in Alabama state prisons with the nationally recognized Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. Artist Douglas Culhane works in sculpture and drawing. He has exhibited in New York and New England.