untitled hand fan (2018)
(cardboard, wood, leather, milk paint, nails)
Copyrighted © 2018 by Maggie Jaszczak. All rights reserved.
Reproduced here with artist’s permission.
Toss a pebble in the still pond, and watch
the spot swell and spread, becoming
the petals of a sunflower, wide eye
edged with lashes curling at the tip.
That’s what happens each time
you open a book, the world growing
larger with each page, silent ciphers
sprouting cities and roads, and finally,
a Ferris wheel, sending its iron tendrils
into the air, where you sit, slowly swaying
in your seat, looking out on the new-made world.
is a potter and mixed-media artist from Ontario, Canada, who now lives in North Carolina where she and her husband, Tom Jaszczak, are Resident Artists at Penland School of Craft. Details about her education, exhibitions, teaching and professional experience, awards, and publications are included in her resume.
Artist’s website: http://www.maggiejaszczak.com/sculpture
is the author of four books of poems, including a chapbook, Balance (White Violet, 2012) and three collections: A Likely Story (Moon Tide, 2014), Other-Wise (Kelsay, 2017), and Narrow Bridge (Main Street Rag, 2019). Her poetry, reviews, articles, and essays have been published widely.
She has also edited a print anthology, The Liberal Media Made Me Do It! Poetic Responses to NPR & PBS Stories (Nine Toes Press, 2014), and an e-anthology of ekphrastic poetry, Over the Moon: Birds, Beasts, and Trees (Celebrating the Photographs of Beth Moon), which was published online in 2016 as a special edition of Poemeleon Journal.