portion of the artwork for Jari Thymian's poetry

Jari Thymian’s Comments

“Newton Street Redux” captures my memory as a volunteer during the summer of 1972 just before my freshman year of college. The experience opened up my perception of the world.

I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers’ films. I’ve watched The Big Lebowski (and others) many times and each time, I’m delighted by their irreverence and their creative freedom.

“My Unpainted Canvas” is based on a vivid and strangely satisfying dream. I’m fascinated with the creative process and I think it is often a surreal experience.

I’ve tried to bring sense to the experiences I had with my mother who had great difficulty living in this world as a mother and a woman. “Not Dead Enough” is my reminder that she is/was a sad and conflicted shadow in my life. 


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 31 | Winter 2011