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Four Poetry Books of
The Survivor Monument Project




  Chapter 1: Embers Of Shame
    Let the Body Speak: by Jenny Stimac
What Am I Who Am I: by Donna Paulisak
He Said: by Barbara Peer Calvin
THIS IS NOT MY SHAME: by Angela Palmer
The Power of Touch: by Ruth Cook
Brianna: by Ashley Taylor
Child: by Linda Whitely
A Part of Me: by Karen Ruttimann
Look, Friend: by M.
  Chapter 2: Silent So Long
    Nothing Stuff: by Patricia Bear Claw
Silent: by Barbara Peer Cavin
Beware the Night: by Alison Black
The Silent Pain: by T.
Evolution: by Francois Crepeau
FREEDOM: by Monica Mitchell
Tomorrow: by Babette Healy
Fountain of Youth: by Derrick Brown
Help the Child Soar: by B.
    No! No! No!: by Maureen McGowen
Strength: by Sheila Pavey
Come Out of Your Shell: by Derrick Brown
Use Your Voice: by Derrick Brown
Child with Vision: by Derrick Brown

A Child: by Babette Healy
Know This Little Girl: by Rachel Jones
HANDS: by Monica Mitchell
Pround Flesh: by Beth Newell
With My Own Hand: by J.
Reflection: by Leanne Gruber
That and More: by Stephen MacDonald
We Belong: by Sharon Jones
Generations: by Mollie Panico
    Gone: by Monica Mitchell
Risk: by Annmarie Ruttimann
Incest: by Ruth Cook
Goodbye: by Gloria Large
Choices: by M.
Change My Ways: by Stephen MacDonald
Awakening: by David Hasbury
After the Flood: by Jackie Turner
Never Too Late to Love: by Francois Crepeau
    I am the Light: by Sharon Jones
Compassion in Love: by Francois Crepeau

Moving On: by B
The Hand Says It All: by B
Casting Plaster: by Joanne Monti
In the Workshop: by Joanne Monti

They Did - I Do: by Ruth Cook
Free at Last: by Cherylyn Tanner
The Journey Back: by Marjorie Larrabee
Home at Last: by Marjorie Larrabee
Open Letter: by Marjorie Larrabee

Some Thoughts and Rememberings of My Monument Project Experience: by Barbara Peer Calvin
Reaching Out of My Art: by Patricia Bear Claw
Comfort: by Linda Beaudoin
Flowers: by Leanne Gruber

- Book I: Through Darkness and Thorns
- Book II: Embrace My Innocence
- Book III: To Break the Silence
- Book IV: After the Flood

Dr. Michael Irving led
sculpting and poetry
workshops to create the
materials of the Child
Abuse Survivor
Monument Project.

The sculpted quilt
squares and poetry of
the workshop
participants became the
resource material of the
project's many activities.

The four art and poetry
books linked to from this
web page tell the story
of: the confrontation with
the angst and legacy of
child abuse; the struggle
to find answers and
understanding; the
difficult journey of
healing; the value and
power of connecting with
others; the movement
into healing and
recovery; the freedoms
and victories that are the
rewards of

These books are
presented here to assist
others with understanding
and healing.

We are seeking a
publisher who would
publish these as art and
poetry books. Contact
Dr. Irving at





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