Some of these poems have appeared in the following publications:

hymn 1 in No Tell Motel

hymn 2 in Eleven Eleven

excerpt from Her Week of Wonders in Hot Metal Bridge

excerpt from a game of correspondence in Alice Blue

 

All materials created by Valerie Witte except:

dance lessons:

Note 1 adapted from “When Sheep Cause Floods,” (www.waterworlds.wordpress.com), November 12, 2007.

Note 2 adapted from “Titanic exhibit closed due to flooding…how ironic,”
(www.itstrulyrandom.com), June 25, 2008.

gethsemane:

Note 1 adapted from “Pigs who swam through Iowa floodwater are shot to protect levee,” by Allen G. Breed, AP, June 8, 2008.

Note 2 adapted from “Mosquito threat multiplies after Midwest floods,” AP, (msnbc.msn.com), July 2, 2008.

the disappearing artist:

Note 1 adapted from “A Meteoric Discovery: Extraterrestrial Water,” by Kathy Sawyer, (Washingtonpost.com), August 27, 1999.

Note 2 adapted from “Pigs who swam through Iowa floodwater are shot to protect levee,” by Allen G. Breed, AP, June 8, 2008.

art: Main photo from this article: http://www.core77.com/posts/21608/Artifix-Mori-Interactive-Light-and-Sound-Installation. Bio photo by Jessica Evans. All Flood Diary images and photos by Jennifer Yorke. Thumbnail images on Poems, Etc page are from the websites in which the work appeared. Book cover designers: Susana Gardner (a game of correspondence), Chris MacDonald (The history of mining). Other graphics supplied by various artists, as indicated. 

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