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"The Second Fallacy"
Poem by C. Dale Young
Art by Amy Meissner
Design by Debbie Nadolney
Broadsided April 1, 2014

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Collaborators' Q&A:

Bsided: When you began this piece, was it color, shape, or some other aspect that you followed? Did that change?
Artist Amy Meissner: I wanted to explore "drawing" with the sewing machine. The original piece was created on an embroidered vintage linen napkin.... When the napkin is folded properly, only the woman and the flowers show. It isn't until you unfold the whole thing that you see the grip she has on the child....
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Meet The Collaborators:

Poet C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time, edits poetry for the New England Review, and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, he lives in San Francisco.

Artist Amy Meissner is an illustrator, writer, textile artist and mother to two young children in Anchorage, Alaska. She recently finished illustrating her 12th children's book and her textile work is in the permanent collection at the Anchorage Museum. The writing gets squeezed in between the loads of laundry.

Designer Debbie Nadolney is an artist and production designer based in New York City and Provincetown, MA. She is currently the owner, gallery director and curator of AMP: Art Market Provincetown.

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Thanks for sending work, those who participated. We'll publish the winner May 1. Guidelines etc here

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Poem by Gabby Bates
Design by Sarah Van Sanden

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Art by Douglas Culhane
Poem by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft

"HYIR 2013"

Poems by Beth Feldman Brandt, Michael Rutledge Riley, Catherine R. Cryan, Ron Levitsky
Art by Caleb Brown

"Hockey Poem"

Poem by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
Art by Michele L'Heureux


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