“Superfund Site, Butte, Montana”
Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Meghan Keane: Corrosive chemicals are not only at play in the making of the print but are quite visible in the image that’s created, underscoring the meaning of the poem on a few levels. Poet Amy A. Whitcomb: Meghan’s art makes the poem strange to me again. It reintroduces a layer of ambiguity that I thought the speaker had wiped out. But now the speaker doesn’t get the last say, nor does the subject, the poet, or the artist. The whole, the collaboration, has its own agenda.
Poet Amy A. Whitcomb is an artist, editor, and educator based in California and Idaho. She is a recipient of artist residencies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Jentel Foundation, and PLAYA. Artist Meghan Keane is a painter and printmaker. She is the founding director of meghan.keane.studio and a visiting alumni artist at the Brooklyn College art department printshop.