Hard Sleep

Featured Artist Michael Pajon and writer Glenn Ingersoll pair up for a small but unsettling poem.

Poem by Glenn Ingersoll
Artwork is Featured Artist Michael Pajon

Hard Sleep

We can come to hate what 

is now

Nothing, unseen, the poverty

of opening

to being seen at last.

About The Author

Glenn Ingersoll works for the public library in Berkeley, California. Videos of his poetry reading & interview series Clearly Meant can be found on the Berkeley Public Library YouTube channel. Ingersoll’s prose poem epic, Thousand, is available from bookshop.org and as an ebook from Smashwords. His poem “Personal Testimony” was given a Special Mention in the 2022 Pushcart Prize anthology. He keeps two blogs, LoveSettlement and Dare I Read. Poems have recently appeared in Thieving Magpie, Furious Gazelle, and Trash Panda.

About the Artist

Pajon’s work has been exhibited at Prospect 1.5 (curated by Dan Cameron), New Orleans, LA;  Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY; Nau-haus Art Space, Houston, TX; Jonathan Ferrara  Gallery, New Orleans, LA, the Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL, and the Chicago Cultural  Center, Chicago, IL.  His work has been shown in numerous art fairs including VOLTA New York,  VOLTA10 (Basel, Switzerland), Miami Project, Art on Paper (New York, NY), Nova Art Fair Bridge  London, Aqua Art Fair (Miami, FL), Next Art Fair (Chicago, IL), Texas Contemporary Art Fair  (Houston, TX), Art Market San Francisco, and the SeaQle Art Fair. 

He has been featured in Artnet, Artslant, Basler Zeitung, Daily Serving, Forbes,  Installa9on  Magazine, Juxtapoz, Kolaj Magazine, New Orleans Advocate, Oxford American, Pelican Bomb  and Where Magazine. His work appears in numerous public and private collectons including  Internatonal Collage Center (New York, NY), 21 Museums (Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH;  Bentonville, AR; Durham, NC), Purchase College (Purchase, NY ), the Francis H. Williams  Collec9on (Wellesley, MA), and the collecton of Thomas & Dathel Coleman (New Orleans, LA).  

Pajon has lived and worked in New Orleans, LA since 2009.  (See Full bio below. )

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