My wife and I are fortunate enough to have two wonderful friends who are artists and a couple–a risky arrangement (visual artists are almost as mercurial as poets) that has lasted nearly two decades now. They’ve lived for most of those years on a placid canal in Venice, California, in one of the few classic bungalows that hasn’t been scraped to make room for some looming monstrosity of a “home” (the quixotic canals are generally darkened by such monuments to unhealthy wealth and poverty-stricken spirits). The fact is, of course, that it scarcely matters where our friends live, because they have rich, complex inner lives that would express themselves anywhere. I wanted to share those expressions, which are newly available on the Web, with Perpetual Birders. Just click the links below and enjoy. And feel free to share them with your art-collecting friends.
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs two programs: Arts & Culture and Global Affairs.