Poetry staff was happy to see Ana Benaroya's e-mail come over the transom with big, beautiful illustrations for us to consider for the cover of the magazine. (See November 2008 for her first appearance and April 2009 for her latest, "Crazy Head.") After perusing her website we found several poetry illos in her pocket that made us fall crazy head over heels for her work. Click on for a few samples.

Illustration for "Weeping Beech Park," by Shelley Deutsch Benaroya



Originally Published: April 15th, 2009
  1. April 17, 2009
     G the Art Spy

    I like the neon, art-history pastiche first one--with its lightness and its Andy Warhol screenprinting glam--but really, did you fall "head over heels" for this. \r

    This stuff is really intentionally crude--as if children's drawings were art--(that has been done, badly, already). I just think that so-called "modern" people, while appreciating the intentionally crude-reveal themselves as far stupider than the ancients. So many fallacies, so little time.

  2. April 21, 2009
     Michael J

    I can dig it.