Edges Are Steps. Sarah Plimpton.

Edges Are Steps.

NY: 2001. One of 20 signed and numbered copies, all on Fabriano paper. Page size: 10-3/4 x 7-3/8". Bound: loose as issued in buff Fabriano paper wrappers printed with artist/author and title in black. Housed in black cloth clamshell box, fine. The poetry is set in Spectrum and printed letterpress by the author at and with the assistance of The Grenfell Press. The aquatints were printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH.
Sarah Plimpton's book is a collection of six poems on three folio sheets, each with aquatints on both sides. The aquatints are in black and shades of gray going to white on the buff-colored Fabriano. In some cases they surround the word; in others the image occupies the complete folded sheet. The images are raw and jagged with a haunting quality, perfectly suiting the verse. "the curtain has its stars / you wouldn't hear / and the light I lit / has gone / the edges / are steps / with the night instead".
Sarah Plimpton shows at the June Kelly Gallery in New York and has had her poems published in various literary magazines such as the Partisan Review and The Paris Review. Her artist books are in the collections of the New York Public Library; Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library; The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; and the Bibliotheque Jacques Doucet, Paris, among others. This is her twelfth limited edition artist's book. Item #9235

Price: $750.00

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