Saved: Objects of the Dead by Lorene Delany-Ullman & Jody Servon


Jody Servon creates collaborative and socially engaged projects that encourage public interaction and personal exploration. Her projects have been included museum and gallery exhibitions, screenings, and as public projects in the U.S., Canada, and China. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Arizona Daily Star, AGNI, New American Paintings, Artful Dodge and Time Magazine’s She has participated in numerous residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artspace, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and was a conceptual artist in residence for Clayton, North Carolina. She has received multiple grants including two fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council. Servon received a MFA in New Genre from The University of Arizona and a BFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Lorene Delany-Ullman’s book of prose poems, Camouflage for the Neighborhood, was the winner of the 2011 Sentence Award, and published by Firewheel Editions (December 2012). She has published her poetry and creative nonfiction in Santa Monica Review, TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Prime Number, Stymie, Sports Literate, Lunch Ticket, AGNI 74 and Warscapes. Her poems have been included in anthologies such as Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease (Kent State University Press, 2009) and Alternatives to Surrender (Plain View Press, 2007), and is forthcoming in the anthology Bared (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2016). She works in collaboration with artist, Jody Servon, on Saved: Objects of the Dead, a photographic and poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death, and memory, which considers how memories of the dead become rooted in ordinary objects, and how those objects convey memories of the deceased to the living. Delany-Ullman teaches composition at the University of California, Irvine.