Artist’s Statement: Standing on a sidewalk in a big city, looking up, and prompting a curious stranger to also look is a daily art.

Bio: Laryssa Wirstiuk is a poet and writer based in New Jersey, where she lives with her miniature dachshund Charlotte Moo. Her writing has been published in Word Riot, Gargoyle Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other venues. You can view her portfolio here.