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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Jennifer Fendya and Jenny Forrester

Jennifer Fendya and Jenny Forrester

Jennifer Fendya “Unmasked, and kisses” (digital photo, 2020) Response Care and Concern in the Time of Quarantine By Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece You ask, “Can I get you anything at Costco?” and …

 

Jenny Forrester and Jennifer Fendya

Jenny Forrester and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “HIHOWRU” (Digital Photo, 2013) Inspiration piece   A Friend Flattened My Narrative ByJenny Forrester Response We’re walking along the creek. He’s just had chemo. He never complains, mid-western, older white man. …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard “Golda” Response Another walk, alone By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece  I saw a rose half buried in the sand and it still haunts me was this a love letter to …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Threadbare” Inspiration piece thoughts while twirling angel hair By Lisa Nielsen Response it’s been a long time since i’ve let anything marinate overnight soaked in garlic, parsley, lemon intoxicating the house is …

 

Marilyn Ackerman
and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Marilyn Ackerman
and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Marilyn Ackerman Response Flatten the Curve By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Piece This dark and cloudy day in time of isolation Mimics the inward – outward silence As all stay in to …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Marilyn Ackerman

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman “Covid Cat” Inspiration piece Covid Cat By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Covid Cat – copiously churlish The haunting harmonies of the chanting birds and rustling trees Usually his music of the …

 

Dominic Mazzilli and Amy Souza

Dominic Mazzilli and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Dominic Mazzilli Response Mad, Crazed, Insane, a hundred whispers surround the painter, but he does not listen, there is no time. He dashes and rubs …

 

Amy Souza and Dominic Mazzilli

Amy Souza and Dominic Mazzilli

Amy Souza Response Prologue By Dominic Mazzilli Inspiration piece “The Tinkerer made the Irons, at least, that’s what everyone says, but I’d reckon it’s the Irons that made the Tinkerer.” …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

“Gray’s Creek Disturbance” Matthew Levine Inspiration piece Doctor Feelgood By Robert Haydon Jones Response Eustace Trelawney was 22, married for two years and a red-hot advertising copywriter, when he first developed …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

“Worth Something Someday” Matthew Levine Response The Robinson Ball By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Robinson struck the baseball so savagely that it felt more like an execution swipe than a …

 

Diane Mayr and Shalini Rana

Diane Mayr and Shalini Rana

Diane Mayr “The Right Tool for the Job” Response Sister, the Fly That’s Never Near Walls, and Other Things We Are By Shalini Rana Inspiration piece She’s a splash of red …