Works on Paper

Book Arts
A series of handmade Moriki endsheets in earthen colors guides the reader through four poetic cycles; the book itself is sewn on a concertina structure of handmade Fabriano Roma. Each book is then bound in boards wrapped in Kumoi paper printed with beeswax and dyed in kakishibu–a traditional Japanese natural dye made from fermented persimmons. Printed letterpress in an edition of 125 copies on bleached and unbleached kozo papers. Convivio Bookworks began the printing during Obon 2006, and completed it at the lunar new year in the winter that followed. Each copy is signed by the makers, as well as by the poet, who stamped the title page in red ink with her chop. A most unusual book.