Any Day Now
Soon you will reach landfall
on a planet new to you.
Here’s what Earth is like.
Fire from the earliest stars
sparkles in every stone,
Air carries memory
breath to breath.
As it falls, water claps, applause
lifting drifting across the sky.
Soon your voyage through a dark sea
will end in the welcome harbor
of your mother’s arms.
Gale Rothstein's art practice is about putting together the pieces. Currently, Rothstein makes assemblage sculptures in which environments (Inter-Exteriors) emerge from a strong narrative and historical framework. Rothstein's work is influenced by her father, who was a jack of all trades and one of the original recyclers and re-purposers decades before it was commonplace. She inherited his collection of parts and incorporates many of his objects into her assemblages, further supporting the work's historical and personal foundation. Rothstein lives and works in NYC’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. Her work has been included in three consecutive biennial group exhibitions of assemblage sculpture entitled Eye of the Beholder at the Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery. Rothstein’s recent solo exhibition, She Dreams, appeared at FX Collaborative, a NYC architectural firm. She has received awards from the National Collage Society, Manhattan Arts, Artsy Shark, Fusion Art, and Light Space Time. Her work has been the subject of a feature article and on the cover of Broad Street Literary and Art Magazine as well as in Artist Portfolio Magazine. galerothsteindesigns.com
Laura Grace Weldon has published three poetry collections: Portals (Middle Creek 2021), Blackbird (Grayson 2019), and Tending (Aldrich 2013). She was named 2019 Ohio Poet of the Year. Laura works as a book editor, teaches writing, and maxes out her library card each week. lauragraceweldon.com