Kathleen Finn Jordan and Seth Leamer

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Seth Leamer

  Seth Leamer “Smoker” Inspiration piece Smoker Blues Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Weathered face and sunken eyes Wrinkled brow and smoke that flies Up, about and in your face Fingers nicotine coated trace What’s your story …

 

Darice Jones and Diane Mayr

Darice Jones and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Inspiration piece The Water That’s Left By Darice Jones Response Killer in child’s pose with angel wings and belly tight with venom. The rest of the world would still …

 

Amy Souza and Kay Syrad

Amy Souza and Kay Syrad

Amy Souza “Stolen Moments” Monoprint and ink on notebook paper Response Afternoon Out By Kay Syrad Inspiration piece I think nothing here, lying on the stones, listening to the water’s twillup …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “Sirens” Response The Bliss of Luck By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Just before he woke on the day of his 20-year, cancer-free anniversary, Jimmy O’Hara gobbled yet another …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Compo Beach, Looking North” Inspiration piece The Band Played On By Robert Haydon Jones Response Looking back, Jimmy O’Hara realized there were only a very few times in his …

 

Terry-Anya Hayes and Jackie Wood

Terry-Anya Hayes and Jackie Wood

Moving Circles No.2 By Jackie Wood Inspiration piece She’s Always Blowing Bubbles By Terry-Anya Hayes Response ……The house …is full of them, all sizes all sun- …shaped, sun- …………..colored ………each ..circle perfect- ly innocent …..this infinity …….of see-through …..wanderers trans- …….fixed no sheen ………………or shiver ……………………to be …

 

Barbara Black and Tracey Riehl

Barbara Black and Tracey Riehl

Tracey Riehl “Forest Waterfall” Inspiration piece Think of How He Moves By Barbara Black Response NO, IT WAS YOU awash in a violet light, was what he had said, the white …

 

Seth Leamer and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Seth Leamer and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Seth Leamer “Respite’s Sunset” Digital Collage Response Café Respite By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Cobbled alley café tucked in August in Georgetown lazy feel For years we imagined in quiet and din A …

 

Barbara Black and Tracey Riehl

Barbara Black and Tracey Riehl

Tracey Riehl “Sunset Boat” Inspiration piece Little Pea By Barbara Black Response I have a pea coat for you. Put it on. No, we will not go to church, my love. We’ll lie …

 

Kay Syrad and Amy Souza

Kay Syrad and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Digitally enhanced image of painted cloth Inspiration piece In Your Presence By Kay Syrad Response The day you arrived I heard a man say he could turn time into space with …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Mary Lucas

Jonathan Ottke and Mary Lucas

Jonathan Ottke Response   In Remembrance of Tilly By Mary Lucas Inspiration piece There are a few places from my past I visit in my mind and heart when I’m looking …

 

Anne Nowselski and Brian MacDonald

Anne Nowselski and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Piece Superpower By Anne Nowselski Response I would not like to turn into a bird. But I would fly. It would be so wonderful to step out my window and …

 

Kamika Cooper and Robin R. Peace

Kamika Cooper and Robin R. Peace

Kamika Cooper “Becoming Literate” Digital Illustration Response #149 By Robin R. Peace Inspiration piece A few hours ago Something was nestled in my womb It started off small I never really noticed it at all But then …

 

Robin R. Peace and Kamika Cooper

Robin R. Peace and Kamika Cooper

Kamika Cooper “Soul Survivor” Digital Illustration Inspiration piece Sole Survivor By Robin R. Peace Response Is it a victory if you’re the only one of your species left? I was of a …

 

Brian MacDonald and Julia Rolfe

Brian MacDonald and Julia Rolfe

Brian MacDonald response Standing Julia Rolfe Inspiration piece Sometimes I ponder How we both stood on this cliff. You jumped. and I stood at the edge, pondering. I stand still and stand, and stand, and jump back two steps falling …

 

Lisa Pimental and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Lisa Pimental and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Lisa Pimental “Foozle” Response The Ballad of Jeremy One Sock By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece Jeremy One Sock leaned forward a bit in order to lick his left front paw. …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Lisa Pimental

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental Inspiration piece Geraniums By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Albert paid double to rent the foam machine, which fashioned artificial clouds, over the weekend. The crazy cost didn’t matter …

 

Jackie Wood and Terry-Anya Hayes

Jackie Wood and Terry-Anya Hayes

Jackie Wood Response Battery Failing By Terry-Anya Hayes Inspiration piece This may be your last pome from me instrument panel growing dim motor coughing out a shape-note hymn passenger on board looking mad, drawing sword ice …

 

Tracey Riehl and
Barbara Lynne Black

Tracey Riehl and
Barbara Lynne Black

Tracey Riehl Response The Plot By Barbara Lynne Black Inspiration piece On a May day full of the thrum of bees, when a corpse might sit up from its grave …

 

Tracey Riehl and
Barbara Lynne Black

Tracey Riehl and
Barbara Lynne Black

Tracey Riehl Response Why You Should Wear Gloves at Night By Barbara Lynne Black Inspiration piece …..“Don’t give delicate children black currant jam.” …..from The Best Way Book, No. 3., 1200 …

 

Morgan Fox and Urmilla Khanna

Morgan Fox and Urmilla Khanna

Morgan Fox “Business as Usual” Response Urmilla Khanna A Senior Moment Inspiration Piece When I first wake up, I do one or two of the following: go for a walk, sit …

 

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen “Static Between Stations” Response My Dear Old Familiar By Jay Young Gerard Inspiration piece My Dear Old Familiar* *with apologies to Toni Morrison I now think that perhaps I have always …

 

Jay Young Gerard
and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard
and Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen “The Lake Has Two Faces” Inspiration piece The Beautiful Ugly By Jay Young Gerard Response Joan Crawford had blue eyes. Her real name was Lucille LaSueur. She was a …

 

Jules Rolfe and Brian MacDonald

Jules Rolfe and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Unfortunate by Jules Rolfe Response It’s unfortunate you say that the rain is dripping down the window crowding the sound of the waves on the beach ad we …

 

Diane Mayr and Robin R. Peace

Diane Mayr and Robin R. Peace

Diane Mayr “A Hiss” Response Digital collage (“Self Portrait with Charlotte Berend and a Glass of Champagne” by Lovis Corinth; lithograph by Pierre Bonnard). #149 By Robin R. …