Briar Dehaven

What do poetry and computer programming have in common? No, this isn't the start to a schoolyard punchline.

Pick up a book of poems and try....try to find even one line that speaks to a tombed part of yourself.

"Art is the place where we give importance to our imagination and acknowledge it as a viable and underestimated source of governance."

A few short months ago, Briar DeHaven knew neither hide nor hair of Stu Helm, the illustrious Facebook food critic. Now, they are total buds and fellow Asheville Grit contributors.

And isn’t this, after all, the function of the best art—not to give us answers, but to provoke contemplation, to spur us to ask complex and important questions, and to help us learn to listen to one another?