Rings of Pink, Enheduanna

Diane Samuels

Rings of Pink, Enheduanna
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—for Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas/Testimony Against Gertrude Stein, 2011 (ink on handmade paper, coated in pulverized rose petals) by Diane Samuels. Image courtesy of the artist and the Pavel Zoubok Gallery. Featured in the Woskob Family Gallery “Summer Reading” Exhibition, Jun 14 – Sep 8, 2018.

La Femme

Diane Samuels

La Femme
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—from Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas/Testimony Against Gertrude Stein, 2011 (ink on handmade paper, coated in pulverized rose petals) by Diane Samuels — featured in the Woskob Family Gallery “Summer Reading” Exhibition, Jun 14 – Sep 8, 2018 — and from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933: 41-44, & 50) by Gertrude Stein. Image courtesy of the artist and the Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

Unsung

Do Ho Suh

Unsung
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro
First appeared in RHINO

—for the Unsung Founders Memorial (UNC Chapel Hill), 2005 (black granite, bronze sculpture) by Do Ho Suh. Image made available by The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History (UNC Chapel Hill)/Virtual Black and Blue Tour.

The Aftermath

Jerome Witkin

The Aftermath
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro
First appeared in Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press)

–for The Act of Judith, 1979-1980 (narrative painting) by Jerome Witkin. Image courtesy of The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA.

The Untitled

Cindy Sherman

The Untitled {print here}
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro
First appeared in Four Chambers 05

—for Untitled #404, 2000 (cibachrome photo print) by Cindy Sherman. Accessed by The Broad, Los Angeles, CA, on January 18, 2001.

Watercolor with Stan

Stanley Person

Watercolor with Stan {print here}
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro
First appeared in Poems from Life

—for an untitled, 2013/2014 (watercolor painting) by Stanley Person (based on a black & white photo, circa 1920). Images courtesy of the artist.

Cracking

Aaron Siskind

Cracking
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—for Arizona (Jerome), 1949 (gelatin silver print) by Aaron Siskind. Image courtesy of The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA.

Halfway In & Out of the Base

Alexander Archipenko

Halfway In & Out of the Base
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—for Seated Woman, 1912 (painted plaster) by Alexander Archipenko. Private collection. Alexander Archipenko © 2015 Estate of Alexander Archipenko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Stake in My Hand

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri

Stake in My Hand
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—for St. Jerome, 1648 (oil on canvas) by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (known as Guercino, 1591-1666, Italian). Image courtesy of The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA.

Sleeping Jar

unknown artist

Sleeping Jar
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—for Khmer Jar, Cambodian, Angkor Dynasty 802-1431 (12th-13th century stoneware) by an unknown artist. Image courtesy of The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA.

Harvesting

Charles Caryl Coleman

Harvesting
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro

—for Capri Landscape, Harvesting 1888 (oil on panel) by Charles Caryl Coleman. Image courtesy of The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA.

“If I,” an Indian Country Today Collage

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

“If I,” an Indian Country Today Collage {print here}
a poem by Nicole Miyashiro
First appeared in Four Chambers 05

—for Indian Country Today, 1996 (acrylic and collage on canvas) by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Image courtesy of The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA.