Poem by Helen Picard

 

Surrealist Gossip

The stabbed-living room sheik has been misplaced.
He’s gone, I heard, without a trace.
The last time he was seen
was his flowerbox dream
when he called to the green:

“Roses, arise,
I must now advise
that you flee here with me
in a daisy disguise.”

 

Artwork © Ira Joel Haber
Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

 

Helen Picard is a University of Toronto history student attempting to make a living off the particular arrangements of words and letters. She has been published by The Spectatorial, Vending Machine Press (forthcoming), Gailey Road Productions (forthcoming), and Ealain Magazine (forthcoming).

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Since 2007 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 160 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.

 

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