“If I,” an Indian Country Today Collage

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

“If I,” an Indian Country Today Collage
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.

The Aftermath

Jerome Witkin

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

–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
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.