"then there's a dim / smell of moose, an acrid / smell of gasoline" - Elizabeth Bishop. Forget all metaphors. Fear drove me back there. On my first night back in town, I cross an empty church lot, the true clear air an approximation of significance and symbol. There's a man drifting into this scene, a mess of beard and dirt. He's shouting, Hey! I keep my head down. Look out for that elk! The elk is right in front of me, about fifteen feet out, chewing on a bush, twinkle of antlers. Our eyes meet. The bush's leaves in the slight breeze. The night.
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Corroborations 2014 was held at the University Libraries, The University of South Dakota, from January 16 – May 2, 2014. The Corroborations 2014 exhibition paired USD visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines.