Doubling Back. Sarah Plimpton.

Doubling Back.

[New York: 2005]. One of 20 copies, all on Fabriano Tiepolo paper, signed and numbered by the artist / author on the colophon. Page size: 14-3/4 inches x 11 inches; 9 leaves each containing an original poem printed letterpress at The Grenfell Press on an original aquatint printed by Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, plus titlepage with original aquatint, plus colophon page. Bound: loose as issued in cloth clamshell box by Claudia Cohen. The aquatints are in grays and blues, greens and tans, always with subtle shadings, full of texture and often three dimensional in feel. The color and texture work as one to form a frame (and what splendid frames they are) for the words, focusing the reader's eye to the text. The verses are not long, but they do stick. "VISITS - visited / you bent a smile into the mouth / the same smile / muscles in place / forced as a stick that opens / the teeth." Item #9645

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