How grateful I am to receive this ekphrastic collaboration, titled “Unexpected Mergers” published by Pski’s Porch, NY. It took me to the strange worlds of the poet/writer/editor, Jordan Trethewey and the artist Marcel Herms! I should admit that I didn’t come around this work cold, as I had already been familiar with their wonderful ekphrastic works through exploring in “Open Arts Forum”. Hard to say which work was my favorite among 40 different works of art and poetry. As I pass through the poems, each one stands alone and at the same time they go well with the pictures. Congratulations to both of them and hope to see more of such great works. So far my favorite poem/picture has been “I need a private world/ free from every living thing” but I am sure, my favorite will change from one to another when I read the book over and over.