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 …

 

Amy Souza and Juleen Johnson

Amy Souza and Juleen Johnson

Juleen Johnson “That Winter” Inspiration piece Straight Out Game By Amy Souza Response Fire ring of truth Burnt edges Crumbled into dirt Like words on White metal Tindered Don’t run closer Shake the touch That winter Before summer Didn’t matter ——————————————- Note: All …

 

Amy Souza and Morgan Fox

Amy Souza and Morgan Fox

Amy Souza “Lisboa” Response Miss Adventures (Travel Journal Selections) By Morgan Fox Inspiration piece July 8, 2014 1:17pm Prikid Café, 2nd level (Reykjavik, Iceland) Bus Driver: That’s our opera house. It’s ugly. (slight pause) Driver: And that’s …

 

Diane Mayr and Amy Souza

Diane Mayr and Amy Souza

Diane Mayr “I Try Not to Act Bitter” Response Sometimes I Lie By Amy Souza Inspiration piece I picked snap peas in the rain and Dan said I looked miserable No difference …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “Rip Tide” Response By The Sea Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy O’Hara often wept as the crash boat banged through the chop Sunday nights returning him …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Post Tropical” Inspiration piece Fox Time By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy stood behind a bush with his boys just outside the cage and waved and …

 

Lizzie Parker and Jennifer Fendya

Lizzie Parker and Jennifer Fendya

Lizzie Parker — Split — digital photo Response   Jennifer Fendya Inspiration Piece   Enantiodromia Even now a nation tumbles into old drama Religion offered mankind immortality, almost   Each new atom – no! the …

 

Diana K Sharp and Hildie S Block

Diana K Sharp and Hildie S Block

Diana K Sharp “I’m Right Here”  water color and mixed media Response   The Lunchroom Hildie S Block Inspiration piece   1975 A playground deserted is a creepy sight. One swing sways and …

 

Hildie S Block and Diana K Sharp

Hildie S Block and Diana K Sharp

Diana K Sharp Inspiration piece   Stained Glass Hildie S Block Response The painting means something. What, I’m not quite sure. Something, the colors, the lines. It was just on …