Cecily Iddings and Daria Tavoularis

“Daria Tavoularis is the co-founder of Article: Art & the Imaginative Promise. She works in pen and ink, gouache, fabric dye, embroidery and Photoshop. She studied studio art in college, receiving her M.F.A. in 2005 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and her B.F.A. in 1999 from the Cooper Union in New York City.”

Daria Tavoularis on the Web

“Cecily Iddings received an M.A. from the University of Georgia and currently studies poetry in the University of Massachusetts’ M.F.A. program. She is the managing editor for Slope Editions. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Harvard Review, jubilat, Meridian, Pleiades, Verse, and Verse Daily and Spinning Jenny, among other places. With Chris Hosea, she edits The Blue Letter, a free direct-mail poetry newsletter (theblueletter@gmail.com).”

Cecily Iddings on the Web

Poem and Picture

Daria Tavoularis. <em>Living Room</em>, 2007, 24 x 19 in, pen and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Daria Tavoularis. Living Room, 2007, 24 x 19 in, pen and ink on paper. Courtesy of the artist.


LIVING ROOM

In the carpet
is a story, man buys camel,
camel walks, camel walks,
and several geometric proofs.

The door is alarmed!
But the window has a
vacant sign:
upstairs room,
shelf, cabinet, lock,
fair rent.

In the living room,
an armchair where
one child sits,
seriously unappealing,
wanting

to scotchtape over every line
to save every word,
to give itself more glare.
It’s lonely for

a mother who isn’t anywhere
at home. Who accounts
for the desert with a calculator
that records amounts
in and out printing a list
that goes on, on, on,

that stops, turns a corner,
greets the isosceles
where the poker rests,
shelters the floor, meets the door,
tells the child, well
one thing’s sure.

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