Five Poems by Charles Simic

February 15, 2008

Goshen Editions, associated with the artist Brooke Schnabel, has recently published Five Poems by Charles Simic accompanied by Mr. Schnabel’s etchings. Details:

Goshen Editions is pleased to announce the publication of Five Poems, our new book by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic, with hand-colored etchings by Brooke Schnabel. Presented as loose sheets in the tradition of the French livre d’artiste, this new edition was composed in the 14-point Monotype cutting of Giovanni Mardersteig’s Dante by Michael & Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles, New York. The typography and letterpress printing on sheets of Arches Cover were carried out by Michael Russem at the Florence Offices of Kat Ran Press. Each of Mr Simic’s poems is accompanied by a hand-colored etching by Brooke Schnabel. The five etchings were printed and hand-colored by the artist at his studios in Florence and Goshen, Massachusetts. The folded sheets—measuring 11 x 15 inches—were gathered into a cloth-covered clamshell box made by Sarah Creighton at her Easthampton, Massachusetts, bindery. The edition is strictly limited to thirty copies signed by the poet and artist, and is available for $650.

Five Poems Title Page

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