Stray Wanderings is a collaboration between Lucie Wellner and Jen Gandee
8.5" round ceramic plate with hand collaged decal transfer.
Phyllis Wheatley and Amanda Gorman
Phillis Wheatley 1753 – December 5, 1784
Famous for her “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” Wheatley was emancipated shortly after the publication of her book but died in poverty and obscurity at the age of 31.
“While blooming wreaths
around thy temples spread,
I’ll snatch a laurel from
thine honour’d head,
While you indulgent
smile upon deed.”
Amanda Gorman b. March 7, 1988
Youngest inaugural poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a reading of “The Hill We Climb” a Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, and race.
“The first bud of spring
sings the other seeds into
joining her uprising”