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posted August 2010

from the manuscript-in-progress
Painting Czeslawa Kwoka
Honoring Children of the Holocaust

poems by Theresa Senato Edwards
paintings by Lori Schreiner

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Because of paint

I am clay

bruise beneath my hair
like a fig tossed around a mouth

my face
                     a stagnant pond
yellow-green with algae
a blue hole
                     tiny like a star
I slip into.








Photo of Ursula S., Holocaust victim, used with permission from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Library of Congress. The views or opinions expressed in this collaboration and the context in which the images are used, do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of, nor imply approval or endorsement by, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum





Thanks to elimae for first publishing of Because of paint.

Theresa Senato Edwards' poetry has been published in Blue Earth Review's spring 2010 print issue, online at Pirene’s Fountain, and forthcoming at Touch: The Journal of Healing. Other poems appear in Boxcar Poetry Review's second print anthology (2010); CircleShow (Vol. 1, 2008) print anthology; and online at Stirring, Press 1, decomP, Clean Sheets, Chronogram, and elsewhere. She is founder/editor/publisher of Holly Rose Review.

Lori Schreiner is a therapist, writer, and painter. In addition to her creative pursuits, she supervises a community mental health clinic in Vermont. Her paintings have shown in New York City and The Windham Art Gallery in Brattleboro, Vermont.


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