Cherie Hunter Day

Issue 21

Three Collages

Joy often


Office in the Closet of the Storm


Subject has not


Source & Method

They are paper and paste collages. Here are the sources. “Joy often” – Kohler Find the space for joy. Catalog, February 2020; Harvard Medicine: Volume 93: Number 1, Winter 2020; Harvard Medicine: Volume 87, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2014; Harvard Medicine: Volume 85, Number 2, Spring 2012; The Complete Encyclopedia of Illustration, J.B Heck (Park Lane, 1979); Nob Hill Gazette Vol 41., Number 12, December 2019. Collage completed April 2020. “Office in the Closet of the Storm” – Harvard Medicine, Volume 90, Number 3, Autumn 2017; The Benefactor, Harvard Medical School, Office of Resource Development, Spring 2012; Stanford Lawyer Issue 91 /Vol.49/ No 1, Fall 2014; Harvard Medicine, Vol. 89, No. 1, Winter 2016; Harvard Medicine, Volume 92, Number 3, Autumn 2019; Harvard Medicine: Volume 92: Number 1, Winter 2019. Collage completed December 2019. “Subject has not” – Design Within Reach Semi-annual Sale Catalog, September 2019; Cellini STATUS, Vol. XVI, Fall 2016; Harvard Medicine: Vol. 87, Number 2, Summer 2014; Nob Hill Gazette on the Peninsula, Vol. 1, No. 9, May 2019; Colloquy, Harvard University GSAS Alumni Magazine, Summer 2016. Collage completed January 2020.

Cherie Hunter Day’s collages have appeared in a variety of publications including Blue Mesa Review, Empty Mirror, Sonic Boom, UnLost, and Otoliths. Her most recent book of micropoetry is for Want (Ornithopter Press, 2017).


Cherie Hunter Day

Issue 19


Imagine you’re a girl with ten-mile stilts
And the wind picks up, the fire spreads,
The ground is glistening.
It’s easier to burn than to build.

So live inside your shades of grey.
The ashes just look pretty on your eyes.
Are you aware of the mess you left behind?
It burns like poison in the pill.

It’s not a silly little moment;
It’s a sign
Like endless rain inside a paper cup.
It’s healing bang, bang, bang!

There’s no time for a warning.
Throw your soul through every open door—
A game called remembering your name.
You’re just a growing beautiful someone.

Source & Method

Pandora playlist, October 2011

1. “Ten Mile Stilts” by The Wailin’ Jennys on 40 Days, 2004
2. “Grapevine Fires” by Death Cab for Cutie on Narrow Stairs, 2008
3. “Sycamore Down” by Jaymay on Autumn Fallin’, 2007
4. “I Won’t” by Colbie Caillet on Breakthrough, 2009
5. “All Good Things” by The Weepies on Hideaway, 2008
6. “Orbiting” by Deb Talan on A Bird Flies Out, 2004
7. “Left Behind” by Zero 7 on The Garden, 2006
8. “Turn Out the Lights” by The New Amsterdams on Story Like a Scar, 2006
9. “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer on Continuum, 2006
10. “Such Great Heights” by Iron & Wine on Around the Well, 2009
11. “Across the Universe” by Rufus Wainwright on I Am Sam soundtrack, 2002
12. “You’re the Storm” by The Cardigans on Long Before Daylight, 2004
13. “Disappear” by The Gabe Dixon Band on The Gabe Dixon Band, 2008
14. “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele on 21, 2011
15. “Steer” by Missy Higgins on A Clear Night, 2007
16. “It’s Amazing” by Mandy Smith on One Moment More, 2004

Cherie Hunter Day’s poems have appeared in a variety of publications including: Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, Moon City Review, Quarter After Eight, and Wigleaf. Her most recent collection is for Want (2017) Ornithopter Press.

Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash

Cherie Hunter Day

Issue 19


Source & Method

“Versity” – Paper and paste collage 6 15/16 in. x 5 13/16 in. Sources: Harvard Medicine: Volume 91: Number 2, Autumn 2018; Colloquy, Harvard University GSAS Alumni Magazine, Spring 2017; Harvard Medicine, Volume 90, Number 2, Spring 2017; FLAUNT Magazine, Issue 126, April 2013; Harvard Medicine, Volume 89, Number 3, Autumn 2016; C Magazine – California Style, April 2016. Collage completed December 2018.

Cherie Hunter Day’s collages have appeared in a variety of publications including Blue Mesa Review, Bones, is/let, moongarlic, and regularly in otoliths. Her most recent book of micro poetry, for Want (Ornithopter Press, 2017) received an Honorable Mention in the HSA Merit Book Awards.