Summer's hem. The moon, a swelling. Too, bullfrog throats, vibrating
across the slick green bay. Full low like a plump lip jug pressing. At night,
this side of things is settled without the memory of ache. Even the
shallows are pregnant. Slow fish, the terrapin's slide. In the trees, a ladder
to nowhere. A fire for the color of it, the air warmer than smoke. A
cupping, an ease, a drifting you want to pocket.

Past midnight, the crescent of green water holds, tongue warm. The boat
green, the shore grass green. Flute green the swamp reeds. Green the
unseen frogs, the firefly pulse. Beneath the mouth of a moonbright sky,
sway. Split green, the moment before a song. A song, green, silt green in
the lungs.

Uncle Joey R.I.T.ano 2021
35mm, Digital Collage
Mariquita “Micki” Davis @marimick
In memory of Joey Patrick Toves familian "Kotla". Beloved son, brother, uncle, friend and caregiver. 1/27/1960-8/7/2020

Low Mountain Lake Song 2018
Inside Me an Island
Lehua M. Taitano @lehua_m._taitano
Low Mountain Lake Song from Inside Me an Island by Lehua Taitano, published in 2018 by WordTech Imprint, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Artists and Poems: Los Angeles 2021

Curated by members of the Durden and Ray curatorial collective

Exhibition Team
Steven Wolkoff
Alexandra Wiesenfeld
Eugene Ahn

Nicole Belle, Gary Brewer, Gul Cagin, Joe Davidson, Mariquita “Micki” Davis, Danny Angel Escalante, Nancy Evans, Rebecca Farr, Leslie Foster, Christine Frerichs, Gajin Fujita, Iva Gueorguieva, Hasef, Mike Hazel, Regina Herod, Kiel Johnson, Aline Mare, Stephanie Mercado, Sandeep Mukherjee, Hung Viet Nguyen, Elizabeth Preger, Max Presneill, Bruce Richards, Colin Roberts, Karrie Ross, Orly Ruaimi, Debra Scacco, Sonja Schenk, Greg Schenk, Coleen Sterritt, Devon Tsuno, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Marnie Weber, Lisa Wedgeworth, Liat Yossifor, HK Zamani

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