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Amanda C. Brainerd is a designer living in America. Her website is amandamuses.com.

Amanda C. Brainerd and Michelle Greco

Amanda C. Brainerd and Michelle Greco

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Origin Story By Michelle Greco Inspiration piece I’m from a neighborhood where kids put you in a schoolyard headlock in third grade. I’m from stained glass. Jesus looks down on …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd
and Kamika Cooper

Amanda C. Brainerd
and Kamika Cooper

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Broken Things By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece Broken things keep haunting me Telling me they won’t be thrown out with the trash on Tuesday morning Saying they won’t …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Jennifer Cooreman

Amanda C. Brainerd and Jennifer Cooreman

Response piece by Amanda C. Brainerd Inspiration piece What Song Will You Sing?: Moving Through Hopelessness by Jennifer Cooreman My sister and I didn’t fight, but if we …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Michelle Wallace

Amanda C. Brainerd and Michelle Wallace

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Reclaimed By Michelle Wallace Inspiration piece Scrape deep, chip away Remove the years of grime Expose the raw material Intended for a different purpose Splinters tear the flesh That lovingly …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Meghan E. Hunt

Amanda C. Brainerd and Meghan E. Hunt

Response piece Amanda C. Brainerd Inspiration piece A Love Letter Home, Wherever that May Be By Meghan E. Hunt She wonders, briefly and in solitary moments, if you can miss …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Marla Deschenes

Amanda C. Brainerd and Marla Deschenes

Amanda C. Brainerd Response piece Inspiration Piece Commute by Marla Deschenes Naked fingers of the trees Reaching for the sky Aflame with the Sunrise Their cars rush by me As I sit in the death …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd
and Claire Guyton

Amanda C. Brainerd
and Claire Guyton

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Like the Chicken She Is By Claire Guyton Inspiration piece You, there, the lady in the pale green…. Yes, you! Come on down! Instead …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Annmarie Lockhart

Amanda C. Brainerd and Annmarie Lockhart

Amanda C. Brainerd Response piece Inspiration Piece All Sorts of Gambles By Annmarie Lockhart Weather, winning, and writing are the basic components of a particular kind of trifecta won in all …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Lisa Kilhefner

Amanda C. Brainerd and Lisa Kilhefner

Inspiration Piece ‘Test results’ by Lisa Kilhefner I was heavy from too much sleep. The Tylenol spread out against last night’s flickering and my red blood cells, aching. You …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Charisse R. Cecil

Amanda C. Brainerd and Charisse R. Cecil

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Blues By Charisse R. Cecil Inspiration piece My music, my mood. Billie and Miles. Melancholy and mellow. The berries in my morning muffin. His bow-legged, boot-cut, denim-clad swagger. The funky-sweet blend of sweat, liquor, …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Annmarie Lockhart

Amanda C. Brainerd and Annmarie Lockhart

Amanda C. Brainerd Response piece Waxing and Waning by Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration piece crescent moon on a clear-sky night she shines center stage in front of a deep dark velvet curtain with a handful …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Irene Plax

Amanda C. Brainerd and Irene Plax

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Untitled by Irene Plax Inspiration piece Beneath the grey winter light from the enormous overhead window, Nadine felt many things cease to matter. It …