Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sally Elesby featured 6/16

6/16/14 Sally Elesby featrured

Sally Elesby is a writer and artist who lives in Oakland. Her poetry has been published in OccuPoetry, and will appear in future issues of The Main Street Rag and The Lyric. Elesby comes out of a visual arts background. Her paintings were featured in solo exhibitions at Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Karen Golden Fine Art in New York. Elesby taught painting at California College of the Arts until her retirement in 2012.

INFRASTRUCTURE                                                                                 Sally Elesby 2011

That pothole
under the bridge that's
being retrofitted behind
concrete Jersey barriers tagged
with black graffiti and
an eight foot construction wall painted
baby blue, which
redirects traffic into
one lane so dump trucks can
come and go except
during rush hours when
gridlock quickly
frustrates commuters whose
tires chew into asphalt with
stops and start-ups day
after day--two times a day--for
almost one year,

has doubled in size.

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