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Dustin M. Freemont, MA CT+CR ’13 traces through verse a bowl’s many incarnations.

From March through September 2013, in honor of Object Focus: The Bowl at Museum of Contemporary Craft, UNTITLED Magazine will be collecting essays, stories, poems, recipes, and other texts by PNCA community members about the bowl. The words of chefs, anthropologists, and poets will appear alongside those of critics, makers, and curators to extol on the bowl in its myriad incarnations.



The Bowl:

A sink to wash your face in.

A beak with a worm.

Abounding ripe fruit.

Two cupped hands.

A lens.

A split watermelon.

A drop of oil suspending pigment

Unconscious figments.

A fresh-water caldera.

A full pipe.

A cracked hazelnut.

A de-based chalice,

Full of wine.

A round breast.

A bird’s nest.

A womb.

Begging Bowl. Photo by Micah Fischer ’13. From the collection of Tom Manley and Susanna Hashim. This poem was first published on

DUSTIN M. FREEMONT, MA CT+CR ’13 is a graduate student in PNCA’s MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Program.

by Dustin M. Freemont, MA CT+CR '13

— Posted on 07/05 at 06:04 AM

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