Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Elizabeth Terhune: The poem has a straightforward, direct quality. The language seems plain, quiet actually. Yet it navigates through a difficult experience. Writer Zach Savich: …Elizabeth Terhune showed me the situation as simultaneously airy residue and posed solidity, lyric gasp and narrative oomph. In hers, I can see the central arm as coming from either figure, then I look closer—it is clear whose arm that is. This happens to me all of the time and is in the poem and it breaks my heart.
Writer Zach Savichis the author of three full-length collections of poetry—Full Catastrophe Living, Annulments, and The Firestorm—as well as a lyric memoir, Events Film Cannot Withstand, that is forthcoming from Rescue Press. Artist Elizabeth Terhune’s most recent shows include a two-person show at Feast Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY, a four-person show at Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn, NY, and a one-person exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY.