Saturday, January 2, 2010

Poetry Matters: Broadsided, Jan '10

Broadsided January 1, 2010: "One Lineage of Ice, Ravened"


from "One Lineage of Ice, Ravened" 
Poem by Jari Thymian and art by Kate Baird

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.

Babe the Blue Ox is alive and well 
in the frozen North. Ice hotels 
have two-generation waiting lists.....

The Collaborators
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 "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

Read more of what Jari and Kate had to say about their Broadsided experience.

—Visit to get the full broadside.

Vector PhotoJanuary'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 Nothing fancy required. We'll put it on the Vector Wall: (Gallery of Vectorhood)

New Vectors - Vector News
We have new Vectors posting in Painted Post, New York. Are you printing and posting Broadsided? You're a Vector. Email us at to tell us where. The vector map is filling out!

With Thanks, Elizabeth Bradfield, Sean Hill, and Mark Temelko

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