Letters CensoredShredded, Returned to Senderor Judged Unfit to Send
poem by Adrienne Rich, with two intaglio prints by Nancy Grossman. Hopewell, NJ, 2009.
Large folio, 13 ¼ x 17 inches, Belgian linen-covered boards, recessed printed paste-paper labels, 2 plates. Book design, typography, binding and press-work are by David and Jonathan Sellers. Hand-set ATF Garamond 459 and 460 types, printed on an 1848 Hopkinson & Cope Albion (double crown) press. Printing was completed May, 2009. The two intaglio prints were drawn on copper plates by the artist, and etched, steel-faced and printed during summer, 2008 by Marjorie Van Dyke on a Wepplo press at Van Deb Editions in New York City. Artwork and types were printed on dampened Somerset Bookwove 175 grs., hand-bound in Belgian linen-covered boards. Hand-sewn headbands. The edition consists of 100 copies, signed by the poet, artist and the printer. Fifteen copies designated I-XV are reserved and copies numbered 1-85 are for sale.
Publication of Letters Censored was celebrated at a reception for the poet and artist, on September 30, 2009, at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 24 East 57 Street, New York City.
For more information please see the attached Prospectus.
For more information about the poet see: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/adrienne-rich
For more information about the artist see: http://www.michaelrosenfeldart.com/artists/artists_represented.php?i=3&m=biography