Author: Amy Souza

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

Cathy Stevens Pratt
and Cara James

Cathy Stevens Pratt
and Cara James

Cathy Stevens Pratt Response In the Distance By Cara James Inspiration piece In the distance is a boy at the end of a string at the end of a kite at the end …

 

Leslie Grollman and Jan Irene Miller

Leslie Grollman and Jan Irene Miller

Jan Irene Miller “Freedom’s Lure” Inspiration piece three dreams (a work-in-progress) by Leslie Grollman Response i          tonight’s dream you are standing in an empty space. a little boy gives you …

 

Karin Edgett and Amy Souza

Karin Edgett and Amy Souza

Karin Edgett Response Bird of Paradise, San Francisco By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Joyful explosion of color To welcome each day So exotic you might Come from Mars Squeeze my hand & Urge me toward …

 

Amy Souza and Karin Edgett

Amy Souza and Karin Edgett

Karin Edgett Inspiration piece When I Go By Amy Souza Response Streaks of gray across Green and yellow sky I lift my pen and let the ink Drip out like blood Never know what …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Greg Lippert Inspiration piece Mentoring By Robert Haydon Jones Response The three 12-year old Latina girls were holding up matching bracelets and smiling at the camera like they really cared …

 

Amy Souza and Paulette Beete

Amy Souza and Paulette Beete

Amy Souza Response Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You By Paulette Beete Inspiration piece A slow burn of tone no shoulderwailing or headjerks, the fight’s tight tween figners and keys, which isn’t to …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and Jonathan Ottke

Jewel Beth Davis and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Nothing Happened, Everything Happened” Inspiration piece The Grass War By Jewel Beth Davis Response Sarah sat on the grass where it bordered her garden. She threw down her trowel …

 

Amy Rogers Nazarov
and Tora Estep

Amy Rogers Nazarov
and Tora Estep

Tora Estep Inspiration piece Carnival By Amy Rogers Nazarov Response Down the midway we flew As if tossed by an unseen hand We tallied our coins, then spun and stretched and tossed …

 

Tora Estep and Amy Rogers Nazarov

Tora Estep and Amy Rogers Nazarov

“Untitled” (in progress) Tora Estep Oil on canvas Response My Post Adoption Depression By Amy Rogers Nazarov Inspiration piece The vision always began the same way: I’d be leaving my house cradling …