Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Self Portrait in the Nude’ by Allison Funk with Juta Jazz

Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Self Portrait in the Nude’ by Allison Funk with Juta Jazz


This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Self Portrait in the Nude’ by Allison Funk. Funk is the author of five books of poems: Wonder Rooms (Parlor Press, 2015); The Tumbling Box (C&R Press, 2009); The Knot Garden (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002); Living at the Epicenter (Northeastern University Press, 1995), selected by Sonia Sanchez as the winner of the 1994 Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize; and Forms of Conversion (Alice James Books, 1986).

I have matched mobile art work entitled ‘waha_2’ by @jutajazz1 – Juta Jazz with this poem.

You can view and follow her work on Instagram here.


If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

‘Self Portrait in the Nude’ ©Allison Funk


To understand what it would be like

to remove my clothes

as painters do in portraits of themselves


I imagine I’m the woman

who knows her body

no longer belongs to the young artist


who painted herself before she had children,

before her topography was changed

by forces erosive as water and wind,


and yet she goes on painting it,

the girdle of her earth that is now an etched terrain

crossed with silver rivulets.


And hills, I want to say to her.

Valleys. Then hummocks,

hot springs, hoodoo. What is art about


if not depression? Uplift? Depression

again? At which she straightens

the flesh of her shoulders and neck


to face me before I disappear

into landscape,

my favorite state of undress.


‘waha_2’ ©JutaJazz

hello again – please donate

We have a small favour to ask. More people than ever are reading and we could not be more excited about that. We specialise in mobile photography and mobile art and we value all of our readers, writers, contributors and viewers but we do have costs and we do need to ask for your help. We at TheAppWhisperer spend many hours each day, each week and each month to bring you this high quality level of journalism. We do it because we are passionate about it and because we want others to be as passionate too.

If everyone who reads our website, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be so much more secure. Please help us by offering a contribution or supporting us with a monthly donation of your choosing.

JavaScript is not enabled. You must enable JavaScript to use this form.

Donation Information

I would like to make a donation in the amount of:


I would like this donation to automatically repeat each month

Tribute Gift

Check here to donate in honor or memory of someone

Donor Information

Please do not display my name publicly. I would like to remain anonymous
Add me to your mailing list

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

error: Content is protected !!