By Anisha Pai
my neck is the light of an 1950s projector: flickering in and out as I inhale and bend toward ————-
bloom in my lungs;
backs of your legs,
onto your solid (ish),
your square, your hips
my, ground your self
you can jump I can squat you can
About the Poet
Anisha Pai lives in Western Mass and has for almost 6 years now– crazy! They love puzzles, painting, roller skating, dance, the sun and, of course, poetry. Current favourites include Alan Pelaez Lopez and Warsan Shire. Anisha’s main claim to fame is winning the 94th Glascock Poetry Prize in 2017.
About the Artist
Audrey Aristeo is a junior at Montserrat College of Art studying Book Arts. She enjoys working small in two dimensions, with ink pens, watercolor, and more recently printmaking, especially relief and monotype. She is currently experimenting with combining printmaking processes, and she also writes poetry. Her work aims to capture emotion and experience with shape, line, color, and sometimes text. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Audrey now lives in Beverly.