Would you be amenable to my using this as cover art for an ebook of op-eds on confronting racism in ourselves and at the level of structural racism (institutional racism and other)? One motto behind this college project is that we all agree to be offended AND stay connected. Speak on matters that seem impossible but create opportunities for growth once spoken Vocing the unspoken frees us up. Thanks, Kyra
The beauty of the typography creates dissonance. At first glance, the design in simple black and white really gets your attention, but then you look closer and read the words and the deeper meaning is revealed. Bittersweet. Very well done.
I had this piece stuck in my head for a few days, playing with the words, back and forth, until I finally decided to write it down. It's like that with most of my poems, though some are written "with the flow" like the "Poems for Isabel" series.