Special Interest Item
soft cover book (string spine); pages (handmade paper, letterpress)
artist case (cloth covered, bone, thread); artist bookbinding (handmade paper); box (plexiglas)
20.5 x 22.4 x 1.9 (book); 20.6 x 22.5 x 4 (case); 25.5 X 26.2 X 5 (box)
Concrete Poetry --Papermaking --Repetitious Text --Typewriter Poetry --Diagram --Shaped Poetry --Labyrinth --Anagram --Permutation
The content of this book is based upon Eastern philosophy and religion and consists of shaped, tautologic, concrete poems with the visual appearance of typewriter face, letter forms but printed by letterpress at the Carolingian Press. Each poem is printed on a different handmade rice paper and interleaved, blank, handmade rice paper pages are included. The book includes a anagraphic, permutated, concrete poem incorporating the words: breath, earth, heart, death.