Author: Amy Souza

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza Response Grief Is Part I By Ash Martins Inspiration piece Time slows down, stops entirely, then somehow starts again in the moments you transition from this life to your next Grief is so unbelievably heavy It …

 

Amy Souza and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza Response August Strokes By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Slipping into the liquid aqua glassed pool These are the days of leisure swims Summer season — autumn of life The swish …

 

Heather Hartman and Amy Souza

Heather Hartman and Amy Souza

Heather Hartman Response Orbit By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Everywhere is here and there and nowhere you can be at once Like those signs with seven arrows pointing every which way Big town – Small town – The moon – You …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Jennifer Fendya

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Lief By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Happiness, after all, buds when verisimilitudes and truth form Matching pairs, when most weet of feelings become integrated, When both straths and …

 

Jennifer Fendya and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jennifer Fendya and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jennifer Fendya Response Death by Children By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece That morning marked the nineteenth during which Lani was troubled by fever. What had begun as an “innocent” …

 

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece To the Buoy, and Beyond By Ash Martins Response If I swim to the buoy, I’ll have someplace to hold onto, if I want. But, I …

 

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley Response No One Said a Pandemic Would Feel This Lonely By Amy Souza Inspiration piece TV people on a TV blanket watch TV stars then break into song Absence …

 

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Cristal Brawley Inspiration piece Talking to the Dead By Amy Souza Response 1. They don’t care about salmonberries or our fear of needles overcome. We hope they miss us but …

 

Leslie Grollman and Jennifer Fendya

Leslie Grollman and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “Broderick Park, Niagara” Inspiration piece Ushering the Moon Into the Lake By Leslie Grollman Response A yellow comfy chair from the Saturday Flea perfect for teatime and tossing seeds to the birds:…….gull…….duck…….sparrow perfect …

 

Jennifer Fendya and
Marisa Bevington

Jennifer Fendya and
Marisa Bevington

Marisa Bevington Inspiration piece Everyone Hurting By Jennifer Fendya Response Everyone …..hurting everyone too …..tight and …..heavy, too weary and …..oppositional, each one seeking an exit …..stage left stage right This angry snake …..(clutch it hard now, sharp …..talons grasping) biting the …

 

Marisa Bevington
and Jennifer Fendya

Marisa Bevington
and Jennifer Fendya

Marisa Bevington Response After the End Times By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece I imagine you dead. You gave your car to her your house I have your wedding photo album in a plastic bag …

 

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell “Silences” Response Silences By Jone MacCulloch Inspiration piece A moonless sky tonight The phone in the hall doesn’t ring Commas drift like clouds Weather’s changing, my scar knows The phone in the hall …

 

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Jone MacCulloch “Solstice Blessings” Inspiration piece Blessings for Solstice By Linda Mitchell Response Today solstice blessings be upon us Today we leap from moon to sun Today three times ‘round the byre Today light …

 

Jennifer Fendya,
Madona Tyler LeBlanc,
and Jenny Forrester

Jennifer Fendya,
Madona Tyler LeBlanc,
and Jenny Forrester

Jennifer Fendya “Offering” Response Madona Tyler LeBlanc Inspiration piece (movement video) Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece (writing) I finally woke up, understanding there are people who only love dead people, there are people …

 

Jenny Forrester and Jennifer Fendya

Jenny Forrester and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Jenny Forrester Response We’re going to lose, shredding each other instead of the other side. You know????   —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this …

 

Jenny Forrester and
Madona Tyler LeBlanc

Jenny Forrester and
Madona Tyler LeBlanc

Madona Tyler LeBlanc Screenshot from “Reciprocity” video Inspiration piece Jenny Forrester Response We braid, reach out, reach up, bend, we believe…in art as…I walk up rainbow-painted steps, a giant heart …

 

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley Response Beheld By Amy Souza Inspiration piece If beauty belongs to the beholder, what’s left for the beheld? 1. This body’s good for drawing, I suppose—curves, wrinkles, dimples, fat. …

 

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Cristal Brawley Inspiration piece Attachments By Amy Souza Response We sit together Cross-legged, entwined And I want to know your secrets Isn’t that why we’re here? These entanglements? You don’t need answers Or to understand the …

 

Amy Souza and Jennifer Fendya

Amy Souza and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Tender Perennial By Amy Souza Response In one of her last voicemails before she died, my mother said, “I’m lonely. I want to go home.” My …

 

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cathy Stevens Pratt “Peace, Love, Profound Ideas” Inspiration piece The Sailor By Cheryl Somers Aubin Response He lay on his bunk on his side. He is glad that he has finally …

 

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas Response Ghostwriter By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece The day before my mother slipped between worlds she said— quite lucidly— Write me true. Wouldn’t she rather I write her well? Her eyes caught me, closed. Gone. The clear …

 

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

MM Panas 11×13″ acrylic and charcoal on paper Inspiration piece Revelations By JoAnn Moore Response Layered colors disobey the rudimentary outlines as if they will not be contained. Life is like a painting that way— the …

 

Anne Kressly
and Jennifer Fendya

Anne Kressly
and Jennifer Fendya

Anne Kressly Response Friends of the Earth By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece If I said “there’s a story about a man, a woman and an island,” you’d instantly take those discrete …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ann Kressly

Jennifer Fendya and Ann Kressly

Ann Kressly Inspiration piece Rivu-let(ting) By Jennifer Fendya Response My mind (in)undated, a-wash …….— the news is not good — anywhere it goes mis- …….tak(en)ing for calm for Tranquility (is this the form entitlement takes?) crash(ing)ed …….against (d)a(y)break wall ……. …

 

Urmilla Khanna
and Channie Greenberg

Urmilla Khanna
and Channie Greenberg

Channie Greenberg “Abstracted Hillside” Inspiration piece Radha’s Dream By Urmilla Khanna Response Radha’s eyelids flickered ever so slightly as she turned on to her side and pulled the soft comforter over …