Empyrean Press ~ Iowa

 
   

Original Monkey
By Dean Young
2003. Edition of 200.

Printed on Zerkall Book cream at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Shari DeGraw designed and printed the book with assistance from students in the UICB certificate program. The Joanna types were cast at Michael and Winifred Bixler's letter foundry in Skaneatles, New York, and the Romanee Open titling was digitized especially for letterpress printing from photopolymer plates.

The book features three drawings by the author which have been reproduced by hand using pochoir and color pencils to maintain the vibrancy of Young's work. Red Japanese full-cloth binding. Each copy is signed by the author.
$200

 


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All Things
Written by Jori Graham.
2005. Edition of 300.

8 x 11.75”, 44 pages. A pastel drawing by Ronald Cohen was re-created on the title page and printed from photopolymer plates in a range of colors from light lemon to cadmium yellow. Text pages were printed in black from Spectrum types. Folios appear in sky blue throughout. Printed on Rives Heavyweight. Case bound in indigo-dyed flax paper over boards with natural color flax paper on the spine. Silk-sewn headbands at the head and tail. Signed by the author.

Here at last is a book designed and produced to honor the metaphysical reach of Jori Graham's Pulitzer Prize winning poetry. This book offers transcendence in poems of loss and evolution that reflect the author's gaze in a world both familiar and vanishing. These poems demonstrate the "vaulting mind and the universalizing voice" that Helen Vandler finds in Graham's writing. The title poem of the collection appears in this edition only.
$250


   

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