Susan Barry-Schulz 🖼️
Pain is Tactile
Over the past year I have been engaged in a project using my 1,500 page college Gray’s Anatomy textbook (36th British Edition, Williams and Warwick, 1980) as a source text. In making my way through the dry scientific language of this text (which focuses in minute detail on the human body and its processes) I am in some ways attempting to help process my own disability and integrate my previously separate identities as patient, practitioner and poet. I use marker, color pencil and ink, and some elements of collage working directly on the text itself.
About the Artist
Susan Barry-Schulz grew up just outside of Buffalo, New York. She is a licensed physical therapist and a poet living with chronic illness. Her poetry has appeared in SWWIM, Barrelhouse, Kissing Dynamite, Rogue Agent, New Verse News, Nightingale & Sparrow, Shooter Literary Magazine, The Wild Word, Bending Genres, MORIA Literary Magazine, B O D Y, Gyroscope Review, Harpy Hybrid Review, Wordgathering, West Trestle Review, River Mouth Review, SHIFT, Pine Hills Review, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @SueBarrySchulz.