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"A Poem by Brian McGuigan"
Poem by Kate Lebo
Art by Sarah Van Sanden
Broadsided July 1, 2014

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Collaborators' Q&A:

Bsided: Have you ever written work that has been inspired by visual art?
Poet Kate Lebo: When I've written about visual art, it's been about the materials—the paint and canvas and solvents. Right now, I'm more inspired by what makes things than than made thing itself.
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Meet The Collaborators:

Poet Kate Lebo's poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2011, AGNI Online, and Poetry Northwest among other journals, and she's the recipient of a Nelson Bentley Fellowship, a grant from 4Culture, and numerous writing residencies. After earning her MFA from the University of Washington in June 2012, she opened Pie School, a cliche-busting pastry academy. In 2013, Chin Music Press published her first book, A Commonplace Book of Pie, based on her best-selling zine of the same name.

Artist Sarah Van Sanden lives in Seattle, where she takes every opportunity to relish in urban nature. She has studied visual art, botany and design and makes her living designing and building landscapes. In her spare time she works on various creative projects with plants and plant materials.

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