Vitreous Vaccine

collaboration with Ruth Bardenstein

Printing lines from my poem, “Ladder,” on her father’s medical slides from Grace Hospital in Detroit, Ruth Bardenstein made three tiny glass slide and specimen books housed in a clinical case, called Vitreous Vaccine. The full poem is in my first book, Musca Domestica. The slides show specimens of bone marrow.


  • THE COLLECTIVE IMPULSE: NEW WORK BY RUTH BARDENSTEIN, JEAN BUESCHER BARTLETT, AND SUSAN MORAN | Crooked Tree Art Center Gallery, Petoskey, MI | 2020 & Crooked Tree Art Center Gallery in Traverse City, MI | 2021
  • STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS: CONTEMPORARY BOOK ARTS | Hatch Art Gallery, Hamtramck, MI | 2019

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