WHAT REMAINS

Poems by Margaret Chula
Art Quilts by Cathy Erickson
108 pages, 8.5 X 11, perfect bound,
French folds and color plates     $24.95
ISBN 978-0-9638551-1-4

After seven years of research, writing, and quilt making, these two artists have produced a visual and historical masterpiece—a book that is not only informative and beautifully designed, but fascinating in its use of collaboration to bring history alive. The reader is drawn into the Japanese American internment experience in all its fear, longing, and even joy.

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I was six when we were herded onto a train that carried us through the desert to the internment camp. We could only take two suitcases packed with clothes, food, bedding, and toys. Nobody knew where we were going or how long we would be gone.

day and night and day
the blackened train windows
our fears

‘Reading What Remains and looking at its quilts and photos is like walking through a perfectly designed museum show. Anyone interested in Japanese culture, Japanese American history, or well-crafted poetry will enjoy this book.’ – Karen Braucher Tobin, Examiner.com

‘This is truly a beautiful, remarkable achievement—two artists bringing history to life through visionary quilts and insightful writings. Thank you Cathy and Margaret!’ –
Lawson Fusao Inada, Poet Laureate of Oregon, Author of Only What We Could Carry

‘The dynamic interplay of Margaret Chula’s poetry and Cathy Erickson’s quilts is collaborative art at its best. Chula’s poems weave memorable story and voice into each visually stunning quilt—together a powerfully beautiful interpretation of the Japanese American internment camp experience.’ – Amy Uyematsu, Author of 30 Miles From J-Town.