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Atlas & Alice | Issue 3, Spring 2015

Found poems The Vision: Artist’s Statement I am curious about the world and reflect on how we function in it, how (or whether) we change and what we’re made of: rocks, water, light, time. I am a very busy plodder. I have always made things. Sometimes they were physical objects, sometimes words. They have been useful and useless, pretty and ugly, but always filling in for the things I wish I could say better aloud. The creative work that’s most satisfying to me seems to combine the visual and the verbal; the found poems are both. I don’t see these as poems that are meant to be transcribed onto the blank page; they are collages, not separate from their visual existence. What propels me is the surprise, the accident, the noticing that allows me to recycle the unintended into this curious, evolving, personal, visualverbal syntax. **

The Process

The phrases leap from the page to my eye. When I see “the color | the pond | rejects” in the middle of a magazine page I don’t know how it will fit with other 44

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Atlas and Alice Literary Magazine  

Issue 3 | Spring 2015

Atlas and Alice Literary Magazine  

Issue 3 | Spring 2015

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