They Become Stars

Winner of the 2019 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition

"Liz Marlow's collection is a book of real life horrors revolving around the controversial World War II figure, Chaim Rumkowski, each one exquisitely rendered. The voices of the Holocaust—its victims, its perpetrators—rise wraithlike in these poems, singing clear notes against our collective impulse to turn away...With their arresting imagery and relentless precision, Marlow's poems leave us, gasping and floodlit in history's chambers, with nowhere to hide."

—Francesca Bell

"Liz Marlow's They Become Stars is a powerhouse of intellect, courage, and poetic dexterity."

—William Page