some finishing touches on a few poems

I’m busy these days with final edits to some poetry that will accompany the images for the premiere of Loss and Beauty in Gilbert, Arizona.  The show opens September 5 with a reception at The Art Gallery 4…hope to see you there!

This poem will accompany the image titled Laundry:

 

Rituals

 

A stove, a teapot

light through a laundered chemise

whisper the rituals of daily life

 

a basin, a stool

stripes and shadows on coarse cloth

declare a different, sinister intent

 

bruised, shorn and stripped, 

one by one they walked

cloaked only in dignity

to a wall that marked the passage to death

 

©Keron Psillas, 2015


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"Loss and Beauty is a literary work of photography based on Holocaust survivor's diaries. But it is also a uniquely involving visual experience, one that uses masterfully merged photographs to draw one in, establish and hold a mood and ultimately tell a story. Importantly, the work also asks each viewer a searching and timeless question: Can profound loss by addressed by beauty? Keron Psillas' answer, in her deeply realized book and exhibit, is yes."
- Sam Abell
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