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Category Archive: SPARK 18

Work from SPARK 18: November 30 – December 7, 2012

Michele Thomas and Ray Sharp

Michele Thomas and Ray Sharp

Response Michele Thomas, Artist “Swansong penultimate” by Michele Thomas  Inspiration   Ray Sharp, Poet   I dream you drenched in river light I dream you drenched in river light hazy         opalescent         matutinal flickery moth …

 

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 …

 

Robbi Nester and Lavina Blossom

Robbi Nester and Lavina Blossom

Lavina Blossom Inspiration piece   What They Found Robbi Nester Response In the stories we have passed down forever on steles and carved stones, on paper and skins worn thin by the hands …

 

Lavina Blossom and Robbi Nester

Lavina Blossom and Robbi Nester

Lavina Blossom, Needs Response   Making Whole Hive Mead The hive was dying anyhow: the queen laid only sterile eggs, though scouts still scanned the fields for purple beesbread, almond trees in bloom. The …

 

Cecilia Driscoll and Evelyn Ihrke

Cecilia Driscoll and Evelyn Ihrke

Evelyn Ihrke Inspiration Piece   Life Layers Pantoum Cecilia Driscoll Response   In the layers of your life in the branching and flowing you dance, almost invisible lit by fire or stars.   In the branching and …

 

Cynthia Grady and Nick Winkworth

Cynthia Grady and Nick Winkworth

Beneath the Balcony Nick Winkworth Inspiration Piece Lingering Light Cynthia Grady Response I remember the sun-baked warmth of an afternoon, where no birdsong could be heard, not a winged-creature buzzed, I stood becalmed, …

 

Nick Winkworth and Cynthia Grady

Nick Winkworth and Cynthia Grady

The Poetry of Baking Nick Winkworth Response In This Kitchen Cynthia Grady Inspiration Piece The kitchen is where my ambitions stir. Hopes rise like bread dough atop the fridge in cornered warmth (punch it down, it …

 

Karen Jakubowski and Diane Mayr

Karen Jakubowski and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Unfinish’d Poet Inspiration piece Fleur-De-Lis By Karen Jakubowski Response Monday morning arrives Scorched spark of yellow hope Rolls in like a dime-store sun Sultry eyes spill ocher beams Arms laden with …

 

Diane Mayr and Karen Jakubowski

Diane Mayr and Karen Jakubowski

Diane Mayr One Size Fits Most Response 2012: Mankind’s Paradise Lost By Karen Jakubowsi Inspiration piece Fishers of paradise cast lines outward seek happiness in external pursuits. Thriving on thieving and …

 

Traci Robison and Heitzi Epstein

Traci Robison and Heitzi Epstein

Heitzi Epstein Inspiration piece The Muradun Mask By Traci Robison Response The Muradun mask rested in a simple black box lined with eiderdown and dried blossoms. Daes smelled crushed marigold …

 

Jean Stark and Marla Deschenes

Jean Stark and Marla Deschenes

Jean Frank Stark Response   Sandy By Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece 820 miles wide and full of fury We trick ourselves into thinking we are so large We think these homes can stand up …

 

Jean Frank Stark and Sandy Coleman

Jean Frank Stark and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece Believing By Jean Frank Stark Response As a child I knew a power that as an adult I learned to hide. I know that the use …

 

Amanda Miska and Caroline Evey

Amanda Miska and Caroline Evey

Caroline Evey, “back to you” Inspiration Piece Almost Whole by Amanda Miska Response He is leaving again, and it’s times like these that I’m glad the heart isn’t just a …

 

Evelyn Ihrke and Cecelia Driscoll

Evelyn Ihrke and Cecelia Driscoll

Evelyn Ihrke “It’s Sunday Morning” Response It’s Sunday Morning By Cecilia Driscoll Inspiration piece Surely it is not escape I seek as I retreat to a distant floor book, paper, pen in hand. I …

 

Caroline A. Evey and Amanda Miska

Caroline A. Evey and Amanda Miska

meet me at the window by Caroline A. Evey Response Immobility by Amanda Miska Inspiration Piece This is what we never set into motion: Lunch that turned into dinner that turned into …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental Inspiration Piece Not Quite Fire & Brimstone By Lisa Nielsen Response I thought my mistakes would amount to more than killing time, so I pretend it’s all tragic happenstance …

 

Caroline A. Evey and Katherine Johnson

Caroline A. Evey and Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson The Iraqi Woman Inspiration piece   the same questions By Caroline A. Evey Response there were so many things that were foreign to me– the sights, the smells, the food, the …

 

Susan McIntyre and Claire Walker

Susan McIntyre and Claire Walker

Susan McIntyre The Small Things Grow Art quilt Response   The Small Things By Claire Walker Inspiration piece   Think of those seeds we pushed in the ground, the way the beans sprouted from practically …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Pamela Nash

Lisa Kilhefner and Pamela Nash

 Lisa Kilhefner Response   Pamela Nash Inspiration Stalker: A Love Story   EXT – ALLIE’S APARTMENT – DAY ALLIE, a 30-something young urban professional, hipsterwannabe type, locks her apartment door, crosses her fingers in …

 

Guillermo Warley and Pharoah Bolding

Guillermo Warley and Pharoah Bolding

Pharoah Bolding Inspiration piece Full Moon By Guillermo Warley Response Little Johnny was the undisputed champion of the world. He mastered all varieties of computer games and had racked up …

 

Amy Souza and
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Souza and
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Souza Response Wherever You Are By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Inspiration piece You left a box of kittens. I brought it home with me. I bottle-fed those kittens and loved them tenderly.   I …

 

Kate Johnson and Caroline Evey

Kate Johnson and Caroline Evey

Kate Johnson Response   untitled poem #5 if, in fact, life was about: being irrational.. or making choices based on emotion.. i would be with you. you dont fit in to this small …

 

Liz Steinglass and
Tatyana Ostapenko

Liz Steinglass and
Tatyana Ostapenko

Red Dress Tatyana Ostapenko Inspiration piece   Red Dress By Liz Steinglass Response   1. I remember I had to have it, Sensing somehow It was already mine, Sewn to my heart Torn from me and Set in the window For …

 

Adam Cornford and JoAnn Gilles

Adam Cornford and JoAnn Gilles

JoAnn Gilles Inspiration Piece Cave The red sandstone roof         is imprinted     with millennia             of flickers …………………………..moiré of soot and sunset …………..Posthistoric cave        …

 

Claire Walker and Susan McIntyre

Claire Walker and Susan McIntyre

Susan McIntyre Blue Planet (felted wool) Inspiration piece Origins Claire Walker Response piece   In the beginning there was you and me and only the water’s expanse. We were drawn to that seam that …