Jennifer Fendya and Lizzie Parker

Jennifer Fendya and Lizzie Parker

Lizzie Parker – Narrow Lane Inspiration Piece   Jennifer Fendya Response   The Anthropocene They came and knocked on our doors this morning, each one asking, “Will you rise and fall in with us? …

 

Nancy Ramsey and Channie Greenberg

Nancy Ramsey and Channie Greenberg

Nancy Ramsey Protect Response   Trust © KJ Hannah Greenberg drkarenjoy@yahoo.com Inspiration I signed out AMA, against medical advice. At thirty-five weeks, the baby’s lungs were mature. My phobia of hospitals and of …

 

Channie Greenberg and Nancy Ramsey

Channie Greenberg and Nancy Ramsey

Nancy Ramsey Freedom Inspiration Piece   Umland © KJ Hannah Greenberg drkarenjoy@yahoo.com Response In a habitable attic, a grey woman looks at albums. Her candle flicks light and shadow on yesterdays. Under the circumstances, her …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Terah Van Dusen

Jennifer Fendya and Terah Van Dusen

Jennifer Fendya — “that kind of girl” — digital photo Response   Terah Van Dusen Inspiration Piece The Way of a Woman Once, early on in our relationship I shared a hotel room with my …

 

Terah Van Dusen and Jennifer Fendya

Terah Van Dusen and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration Piece Terah Van Dusen Response Bird Song I drove myself far down the Requa way I wanted to see myself fly I shooted right there from the seat in my car I …

 

Seth Leamer and Jacob Kawecki

Seth Leamer and Jacob Kawecki

Rising by Seth Leamer Inspiration Piece Ascendent by Jacob Kawecki How terrible the sight of two red winged Star gods flying from the sea; Breaking asunder the ocean surface, …

 

Tracey Riehl and Alyscia Cunningham

Tracey Riehl and Alyscia Cunningham

Tracey Riehl Response Secretly Satisifed By Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece Between these lips, holds secrets of times she creeped it. Bored of repetitivity, she freed herself of captivity. Silenced yet free, as she, satisfies her …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Center and Right Reflected” Inspiration piece The Art of Loneliness By Lisa Nielsen Response The art of loneliness festoons out in rows of hope’s castaways Not a single impediment left …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard “Coming and Going” Response Tempering the Loss By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece I look in that same spot I last saw you: a rickety chair on a rickety porch, your …

 

Cara James and
Gay Guard-Chamberlin

Cara James and
Gay Guard-Chamberlin

Gay Guard-Chamberlin Open Window Inspiration Piece   No Thing by Cara James Response no thing is ever remembered, embodied in its old form, in anger or lust embalmed. no, things are buried deep where they feed the …

 

Seth Leamer and Jacob Kawecki

Seth Leamer and Jacob Kawecki

Seth Leamer “The Nightly Visitor” Digital artwork Response Her By Jacob Kawecki Inspiration piece This ring and that billowing dress serve as a reminder to your straightness, your deepness, and seeing that blue gem over that …

 

David Mendes and Amy Souza

David Mendes and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Acrylic and graphite on paper Inspiration piece Desert Rising By David Mendes Response Not a minute too soon, The hectic jazz of the world– The swoon of its siren notes, The blaring …

 

Tora Estep and Karen Lee Lewis

Tora Estep and Karen Lee Lewis

Tora Estep Study for snow figure, pencil, charcoal, and oil paint on watercolor paper Response Pointillism By Karen Lee Lewis Inspiration piece Her thoughts pixilate. She speaks in pin points and …

 

Leslie Grollman and Diane Mayr

Leslie Grollman and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Inspiration piece Overpass By Leslie Grollman Response We will meet in a café     you will be studying For an exam, it looks like, astronomy My intent deep into a notebook You …

 

Diane Mayr and Leslie Grollman

Diane Mayr and Leslie Grollman

Diane Mayr “Sock Ideologies” Response my heart fell out  /  an aftermath By Leslie Grollman Inspiration piece Because Zachary Schomburg’s poem ‘Haircuts’ & the performance of it at Poetry Press Week …

 

Amy Souza and David Mendes

Amy Souza and David Mendes

Amy Souza Mixed water media, digitally enhanced Response Comity’s Parting By David Mendes Inspiration piece Here am I, full of heart, Supine and muscles stretched Against what cushioned earthen bank Was carved beside the …

 

Alyscia Cunningham and Tracey Riehl

Alyscia Cunningham and Tracey Riehl

Tracey Riehl Inspiration piece Alyscia Cunningham “Pathway” Response As I walk through the valley, My mind signals rally, Deliberating COMBAT for countless of tallies. Mind wars turned gloomy, High hopes parted through me, Alone was …

 

Anne Rutland and Jonathan Ottke

Anne Rutland and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “On the Bridge” Inspiration piece Night Trains By A.S.Rutland Response Commuting standing room only strap hanging phone gazing swaying with the rocking train gazing at the light strings slowly unwinding on the bridge across the water. Yet …

 

Lavinia Magliocco
and Brian MacDonald

Lavinia Magliocco
and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece Chairs Enduring Thanksgiving Break, Four Haikus By Lavinia Magliocco Response At least five hurried to escape, leaving their chairs askew, facing out. A single window – barely a world beyond …

 

Cara James and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cara James and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cathy Stevens Pratt Inspiration piece Below By Cara James Response fins on the surface make your heart beat to the sound of Jaws clenched in wonder. dolphins are dangerous like men are dangerous. their smooth bodies …

 

Amanda Meyer and Kathleen Jordan

Amanda Meyer and Kathleen Jordan

Amanda Meyer Pop Response Memorial Day in France By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece The time was spring The day was fresh The railroad clicked and clucked The bag was filled with wine and …

 

David Taranto and Brian MacDonald

David Taranto and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece   Jesus of Prometheus By David Taranto Response Oh, they must not have been saved to begin with. Pry yourself from the grip of Christ. You are the object so heavy He …

 

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “And Then What Happened” Inspiration Piece and then what happened By Lisa Nielsen Response A girl pretends to be asleep, her mother runs barefoot across the lobby of the …

 

Jay Young Gerard
and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard
and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard “Calm Up” Response Gravel strewn like breadcrumbs By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece Broken cement sprouts chrome and glass and angles reminiscent of Kandinsky Thru the looking glass below sketchy unfinished sidewalks welcome …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Amanda Meyer

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Amanda Meyer

Amanda Meyer “Spring Rain and Kite Strings” Inspiration piece Kitestrings By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Kite strings like slings of stars Wallop the hand and sting the sky Air puffs and spits of …