from "One Lineage of Ice, Ravened" Poem by Jari Thymian and art by Kate Baird
I By moonlight, we skate on the lake's glass surface on New Year's Eve 1968. My boyfriend orders oysters on a half shell on a bed of ice.
II Babe the Blue Ox is alive and well in the frozen North. Ice hotels have two-generation waiting lists.....
Writer Jari Thymian's poetry has appeared in Simply Haiku, Ekphrasis, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pedestal Magazine, The Progenitor, ByLine, and in various anthologies. Her poetry has won many awards including a performance in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Words of Art. Her book, The Meaning of Barns, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2007. Jari has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. To read more of her poetry, visit www.jarithymian.com. "One Lineage of Ice, Ravened," was published in a different form in Wazee Journal.
Artist Kate Baird looks for the distances and differences between places through drawing and painting. She received an MFA from the University of Chicago in 2005 and currently works as a teaching artist at the Guggenheim Museum and the Kentler International Drawing Space. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter, and her work can be seen at www.katebairdart.com.
January's Vector Photo: New art in the old world -- a Vector traveling to Venice, Italy sent us this image of a collaboration between poet Jonathan Fink and artist Lisa Sette Broadsided in April, 2006 posted at the base of a canal bridge in the Canareggio district. Have a photo to share? We'd love to see -- email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nothing fancy required. We'll put it on the Vector Wall: (Gallery of Vectorhood)
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With Thanks, Elizabeth Bradfield, Sean Hill, and Mark Temelko