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Contributions by Ryan J. Browne:

“Yard Work”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Ryan J Browne: I imagined the activities in the poem, of the officers, the dogs, and the inmates, would be the focus of the artwork, because those are what most people—myself included—find provocative about prisons. The bifurcation of the world inside, and the resulting interactions, isolations, and overlaps, are fascinating, terrifying, humanizing. What inspires you in this poem? Artist …