The author of an essay in Columbus Monthly's January 2020 issue shares her recent poem, “Sounded Bass.”

When Columbus Monthly photo editor Tim Johnson met with poet Barbara Fant recently at the Transit Arts building to take a photo to go with her January 2020 Perspective column (“Feeling the Fire: A writer finds healing, family and a calling in Columbus’ performance poetry scene," available on newsstands Dec. 31), he asked if she wouldn’t mind reciting a poem she’d written so he could capture it on video. Fant performed “Sounded Bass.”