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Poem by Abi Pollokoff
Art by Ira Joel Haber
Broadsided June 1, 2016
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Collaborators' Q & A for "island sided"
Bsided: Did the visual artist refract any element of the poem that made you see the poem differently?
Poet Abi Pollokoff: Ira's use of border (the fixed and the shifting) captured the hesitation in the poem's breath and motion. At the same time, it also made me reconsider the poem's sight and the place itself, which became much more uncertain.
What inspires you in this poem?
Artist Ira Joel Haber: The rocks, and islands and water, Iíve done sculptures and drawings using these images for over 45 years, but I donít see nature in a benign or bucolic way. Nature frightens as Iíve said in statements on my art. The idea of being in a rowboat in the middle of water scares me to death, especially since I canít swim and Iím a Pisces.
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Meet The Collaborators:
Poet Abi Pollokoff received her MFA from the University of Washington. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Inch, inter/rupture, Guernica, H_NGM_N, and others. A former editor in chief of the Tulane Review, she won the 2012 Anselle M. Larson/Academy of American Poets prize for Tulane University. She lives and writes in Seattle.
Artist Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher who sometimes writes poetry and movie reviews. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one-man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. In 2004 he received The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn. (View Ira's Work)
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