Red Stones


Poems by Jonas Zdanys, Paintings by Steven Schroeder

In this book you will find Zdanys' best writing yet: 12-line lyric poems speak clearly through vivid multi-sensual imagery and the textured language of a master poet. Working with the poet in producing this book is artist Steven Schroeder, who presents brilliant, subtle color in paintings that sometimes fall between the abstract and the literal and offer both beauty and something to ponder.
Added to the collaborative art of poet and painter is the book itself, designed by Regina Schroeder, so this small volume is an aesthetic masterpiece; it is one you will enjoy holding, reading, rereading, examining the paintings in various light, and appreciating the interplay of three art forms: poetry, painting, and book design.

Order from any bookstore, local or online. This title is also available from Fleur Fine Books of Galveston, Texas. 

About the Artists

Jonas Zdanys

Jonas Zdanys was born in New Britain, Connecticut, a few months after his parents arrived in the United States from a United Nations camp for Lithuanian refugees. He received his B.A. in English from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York. A bilingual poet and translator, he is the author of forty-three books, forty of them collections of poetry, written in English and in Lithuanian, and of translations from the Lithuanian. He has received a number of prizes, book awards, writing and travel grants, and public recognitions for his own poetry and for his translations.


Steven Schroeder is a poet and visual artist who lives and works in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1982 and — after three years as a social worker, family counselor, and organizer in the Texas panhandle — taught religious studies, philosophy, and humanities at universities in the United States and China until retiring from teaching in 2016.