About the Artist
Mark Flowers is now mounting his fifth
one-person show with Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout his career,
he has won numerous awards in both regional and national art competitions. He has taught art at the secondary and post-secondary levels for more than 24 years.
About the Poet
Stewart Florsheim has poetry in DoubleTake, Seattle Review, and Slipstream. His poetry is also included in the anthologies Unsettling America: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Poetry, Bittersweet Legacy, and And What Rough Beast. He is the editor of Ghosts of the Holocaust, an anthology of poetry by children of Holocaust survivors.
Many of these poems originally appeared elsewhere: “The Girl Eating Oysters” in Round Table (1986), “My Father’s Autopsy” in DoubleTake (Fall 1996), “Exposed” in Rattle 14 (2000), “Thirst” in 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry (December 2001), “Survival” in The Seattle Review (2002), “Initiation” and “The Unseen” in Full Circle (2003), and “The Hairdresser” in The Great American Poetry Show (2004).
Mother to Son
The Cub Scout
The Girl Eating Oysters
Munch, on Dagny Juell
The Jewish Bride
My Five-Year-Old Poses the Question about God
Man on the Bus Gazes at his Roses
My Father’s Autopsy
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