Umami is a very special collaborative remix project between The Lifted Brow and Cordite Poetry Review. Original pieces of poetry and flash fiction were selected by Cordite guest editor Luke Davies, before The Lifted Brow assigned some of our favourite creative minds — visual artists, writers, musicians, architects, programmers, designers and technicians — to remix these originals and produce fourteen new works. Each weekday over three weeks we’ll publish a new one of these extraordinary responses on our Umami site. Today we feature writer Jon-Michael Frank and artist Katy Shayne’s remix of a poem by Emily Stewart.
Jon-Michael Frank is the author of Diana Ross & The Supremes (Black Cake Records), and a book of poetic comics How’s Everything Going? Not Good (Ohio Edit / Cuneiform Press). He is the acquisitions editor for the small press Birds, LLC, and lives outside of Seattle, Washington.
Katy Shayne is a female artist based in Austin, Texas. She has two cats, a french press and a sense of the absurd.