Diane Mayr and Eleanor Marie Lattner

Diane Mayr and Eleanor Marie Lattner

Diane Mayr “What I Know” Response “The Silent Valley” By Eleanor Marie Lattner Inspiration piece The Silent Valley There is a cavalry from afar; I can hear their haunted hooves when they search the …

 

Kamika Cooper and Lauren Carney

Kamika Cooper and Lauren Carney

Lauren Carney “Dynamic” ink, paint, pen, and pencil mixed media Inspiration piece A Cure for the Best By Kamika Cooper Response Mark Carter died. People in town attended his funeral and brought …

 

Pippa Possible and Tora Estep

Pippa Possible and Tora Estep

Tora Estep “Inspired by Klee” Inspiration piece Below the Surface by Pippa Possible Response Twelve years old, she is strong and lean. Two years old, my little arms drape around …

 

Anya Drapkin and Amy Souza

Anya Drapkin and Amy Souza

Anya Drapkin Response Suffering Contest By Amy Souza Inspiration piece You’re the one who hurts Most brightly Singular like the northern lights An awesome display of pain People gather to witness Led by glowing reviews The …

 

Gena Stutzman and Rusty Lynn

Gena Stutzman and Rusty Lynn

Rusty Lynn “Bourning Owl” Inspiration piece Spring By Gena Stutzman Response the frozen ground has thawed eager branches begin to bud seeds crack roots muscle through warm, brown dirt the butterfly remembers the fragrance of lilacs …

 

Rusty Lynn and Gena Stutzman

Rusty Lynn and Gena Stutzman

Rusty Lynn “Find Me Empty No Longer” Crayon, acrylic, and watercolor on paper Response Tigers By Gena Stutzman Inspiration piece Each of us has a tiger inside Some tigers whisper Some dance or dream Some …

 

Amy Souza and Anya Drapkin

Amy Souza and Anya Drapkin

Anya Drapkin Inspiration piece Navigating the World By Amy Souza Response Girls can’t handle heavy Petting, the school nurse said They always want more That thing that Differentiates you The ability to bear pain Parts of …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Marie Kelly

Lisa Kilhefner and Marie Kelly

Lisa Kilhefner Response The Battle on the Farthest Shore By Marie Kelly Inspiration piece The terror which falls from the arms of the moon into the turrets of my broken tower lashes …

 

Marla Deschenes
and Dale Hoffmeyer

Marla Deschenes
and Dale Hoffmeyer

“Treat Tuesday” Dale Hoffmeyer Inspiration piece Donuts By Marla Deschenes Response When I was very young My father would take us on Sunday morning walks to the local donuts shop. Bess Easton Donuts He would …

 

Nancy Ramsey and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Nancy Ramsey and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

“Quiet Neighborhoods” Nancy Ramsey Response Sudden Storms By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece Bits of flotsam, truly all manner of bunkum, Surfacing after bonking around milder climes Of emotional whoevers, pile near, build …

 

Jay Young Gerard and
Robert Haydon Jones

Jay Young Gerard and
Robert Haydon Jones

Jay Young Gerard Response Awake By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy O’Hara had already said goodbye to the widow. He had wished her all the best and was almost …

 

Juleen Johnson and Amy Souza

Juleen Johnson and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Green Branches By Juleen Johnson Response The wake is a testimony about being awake. The absence of being there or being three degrees removed in the safety …

 

Elizabeth Eby and Angela Rimbey

Elizabeth Eby and Angela Rimbey

Elizabeth Eby Response Angela Rimbey Inspiration piece powerful touch magnified when I look into your eyes and see that we are just the same and that love flows back and forth between us a circle a …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Jay Young Gerard

Robert Haydon Jones
and Jay Young Gerard

“Hope” Jay Young Gerard Inspiration piece Sad By Robert Haydon Jones Response It seemed as if she had kept practically every scrap of contact from both their lives. When he went into …

 

Naomi Ulsted and Susan Burton

Naomi Ulsted and Susan Burton

“Meat Dialogue” Susan Burton Inspiration piece Spinach Pickers By Naomi Ulsted Inspiration piece The day I learned about fear I was picking spinach in the fields. It was an unusually rainy …

 

Sandy Coleman and Jennifer Fendya

Sandy Coleman and Jennifer Fendya

Sandy Coleman Response Limen By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Those glimpsing moments as light grows, when caneware walls begin a slight glow and my feet, restless at night, too eager, poke bare noses out …

 

Morgan Fox and Amy Souza

Morgan Fox and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Night Flight By Morgan Fox Response The jangling woke her, how crickets or grasshoppers can sound like sleigh bells in the emptiness of summer, the …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Nancy Ramsey

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Nancy Ramsey

“History” Nancy Ramsey Inspiration piece Accused of Lèse-Majesté when Writing By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response When accused of lèse-majesté, of distributing rough verdicts, of galvanizing rebels, Our princess endorsed, to the royal …

 

Susan Burton and Naomi Ulsted

Susan Burton and Naomi Ulsted

“Forested” Susan Burton Response Settling Down By Naomi Ulsted Inspiration piece “Well, what do you think?” my mom asked, turning around in the front seat. I was confused. We seemed to …

 

Angela Rimbey and Elizabeth Eby

Angela Rimbey and Elizabeth Eby

Elizabeth Eby Inspiration piece Reflected By Angela Rimbey Response Shadow box of forgiveness eyes that open close open close we are all on this path to discovery light in our eyes God in our fingertips lets walk and …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Sandy Coleman

Jennifer Fendya and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece Trance Music By Jennifer Fendya Response I hold negative space in high regard…totally, he sighed as he felt the thrumming pull him away from their constellation, his voice elongated …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya Response Poets Without Windows By Ray Sharp Inspiration piece I don’t think poets do well without windows, She said from her desk, watching the world go by. Here I am, on the …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece left out By Ray Sharp Response little monster left me here again slumped in my wheelchair when she stepped into the gawping mouth of the big yellow noisy here on the …

 

Heitzi Epstein and Leslie Grollman

Heitzi Epstein and Leslie Grollman

Heitzi Epstein Response To Touch The Buffalo By Leslie Grollman Inspiration piece To touch the buffalo Is to touch the plains To touch the plains Is to touch the ancestors To touch the ancestors Is …

 

Leslie Grollman and Heitzi Epstein

Leslie Grollman and Heitzi Epstein

Heitzi Epstein “Golden With Aqua Hair” Inspiration piece I Remember By Leslie Grollman Response I remember there was a face in the sky and it grieved I remember the pillow, wet as …