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ANNA ELKINS is a poet and painter.   She earned a BA in art and English, an MFA in poetry, and a Fulbright Fellowship to write art-inspired poetry in Germany.   She has written, painted, and taught on six continents, exhibiting paintings and publishing books along the way, including her latest poetry collection, Hope of Stones, which won an Oregon Book Award.   After many travels, Anna now enjoys living in a small town on a big river with her husband, Jared. annaelkins.com
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Morocco Vignettes

When I travel, I love to sketch who and what I see. I usually do this by looking at what I am sketching and not at the paper. The results are far more visually interesting to me than if I tried to play camera and get all the details just so. If I like what I see when I finally do look at the inked lines, I then fill them in with either watercolor or colored pencils. For that part, I do look at the page. The sketches are a balance of freedom and control, and most of these happily found themselves as illustrations for the anthology, Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco (Reputation Books, 2016).

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