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Zakia Carpenter-Hall

“As a child, I mixed up the words musician

and magician. I couldn’t be sure which one

relied on magic, which was mostly preparation.

Which artist makes something appear from nothing, 

who carries instruments, sculpts emotions, 

or has mastered misdirection?”

From ‘Into The Same Sound Twice’ – included in the showcase

“I’d love to be able to say that my writing for this pamphlet began with a project in mind, but generally that’s not how I work. I follow my curiosities, influences, creative impulses through detours and winding paths. Whatever ideas I may have had at the outset are shed like snakeskin or milk teeth during the process.” From the Introduction